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  • He leaned his head back and closed his eyes; and like a child, crying, that forgets its grief in watching the sunlight percolate through the tear-dimmed films over the pupils, so Martin forgot his sickness, the presence of Ruth, everything, in watching the masses of vegetation, shot through hotly with sunshine that took form and blazed against this background of his eyelids.

    Chapter 45

  • She had raised her head and was looking at him with tear-dimmed eyes.

    A WICKED WOMAN

  • She came to him immediately and thanked him with tear-dimmed eyes, and the others crowded around, embracing him in their joy and praising him as the deliverer of mankind and of themselves from a most terrible fate.

    "The Golden Girl of Munan" by Harl Vincent, part 12

  • She would have liked to strike all men, to spit in their faces, to crush them, and she walked rapidly straight on, pale, quivering, maddened, searching the empty horizon with tear-dimmed eyes, and as it were rejoicing in the hate that was choking her.

    Madame Bovary

  • We've watched these things through tear-dimmed eyes,

    Blood Brothers

  • Looking down through his tear-dimmed eyes at the face he loved so well, Harry saw upon it no look of sympathy or recognition for him -- only that blank, amazed, horror-stricken look at that something behind him, a look which embraced every item of the shameful scene, and showed all too clearly how plainly it did so.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Grace, her tear-dimmed eyes fixed mournfully on space.

    The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House Or, doing their best for the soldiers

  • South by birth, Mary Anderson is such by early education and associations, and to these grim old soldiers she seems often the emblem of Peace, as they sit in the pretty drawing-room at Long Branch, and listen, sometimes with tear-dimmed eyes, to the sweet tones of her voice as she sings for them their favorite songs.

    Mary Anderson

  • When the dust of the departing hack had filtered through the morning sunlight, two pairs of tear-dimmed eyes gazed at the slip of blue paper in

    Stories Worth Rereading

  • I saw a woman with long raven tresses and tear-dimmed eyes shrouded in flowing draperies, leaning over a narrow rustic bridge under which dark and muddy water ran in a gurgling stream.

    The Doctor's Daughter

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