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  • When Amy discovers she's being transferred from health and beauty to cleaning supplies by the very same married boss she's been sleeping with, she erupts into a rage- and tear-filled rampage that ends with a pathetic but brave confrontation with her boss as he tries to flee the building via elevator.

    A Marriage of Heaven and Hollywood

  • But first, this has been such an amazing week at NPR, with the parties and the celebrations, and the tear-filled speeches of congratulations.

    Who's Carl This Time?

  • Mixed emotions crowded into my thoughts as I listened to her tear-filled voice down the phone: shock, of course, even though his death was half expected he'd been unwell for three years; sadness that my remaining parent and my three children's last grandparent was gone; and a nagging sense of regret that I hadn't seen him for six months.

    'He wasn't the best dad to me, but …'

  • While the specifics couldn't be predicted, Favre's alleged revolting behavior and subsequent tear-filled apology to his teammates for being a "distraction" were as predictable as the quarterback throwing into double coverage late in a game.

    Brett Favre, sexty beast

  • “Rachel, I need you,” she said in a tear-filled voice.

    Raziel

  • In a three-hour-long, tear-filled meeting, the wife expressed her fears of surviving on her own.

    When Divorce Unravels Your Retirement Plans

  • Through tear-filled eyes, my mom said it was the best gift she had ever received.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • A quite literal “child” of the movement, having been born just a few years post Brown vs, Board of Ed. and in effect, representing the next wave — the generation that would inherit all the good born of all the pain of the previous decade-and-a-half of bloody, sweaty, tear-filled struggle.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Elaine looked up at him through tear-filled eyes, her smile wider than it had ever been, ripping the seams off her face.

    Klondike

  • They lingered with the memory of his tear-filled eyes.

    Olivia

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