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  • n. Plural form of tear.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tear.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)

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Examples

  • _ This simple statement has more than once caused "smiles in tears;" _smiles_ at the half playfulness of Jesus talking to these two beloved disciples as a tender father sometimes talks to his little children; and _tears_ at the condescending love of Christ our God and Lord, walking as a wayfaring man with two of his heartbroken creatures.

    Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary Collated from his Diary by Benjamin Funk

  • Angelina burst into tears -- though a sentimental lady, she had not yet acquired the art of _bursting into tears_ upon every trifling occasion.

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  • A story that always leaves me in tears is "Leah" by Peter David, Coleen Doran, and Jose Villarrubia, the 6-page silent back-up story from Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Annual #1 (2007).

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  • I say your name into the dark air around me and watch hopefully as the word tears holes in the world.

    Unwritten

  • Additional info: Taylor cried what she called tears of joy through much of her time being critiqued by the judges.

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  • There is also a swifter motion of a different sort of fire which strikes and dilates the ray of sight until it reaches the eyes, forcing a way through their passages and melting them, and eliciting from them a union of fire and water which we call tears, being itself an opposite fire which comes to them from an opposite direction — the inner fire flashes forth like lightning, and the outer finds a way in and is extinguished in the moisture, and all sorts of colours are generated by the mixture.

    Timaeus

  • There is also a swifter motion of a different sort of fire which strikes and dilates the ray of sight until it reaches the eyes, forcing a way through their passages and melting them, and eliciting from them a union of fire and water which we call tears, being itself an opposite fire which comes to them from an opposite direction-the inner fire flashes forth like lightning, and the outer finds a way in and is extinguished in the moisture, and all sorts of colours are generated by the mixture.

    TIMAEUS

  • One of the acts tonight on Britain's Got Talent, a 10 year old girl called Hollie Steele broke down in tears after, well lets put it nicely, messing up and forgetting her words during her performance.

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  • Before his sentencing on Friday, Scott broke down in tears before

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  • The other suggestion I have will probably leave you in tears … Cut everything after “I believe it was those last two years ….”

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