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  • adj. Not having shed tears. Sometimes implies "not made sad (by something)".

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not having tears in the eyes. Opposite of tearful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tearless; not weeping.

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

  • adj. free from tears


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  • What kept me reading was Torres' dry-eyed control over his material.

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  • "I deserve for America to say 'yes' or 'no' but it is what it is" we hear Jackie say in voice-over as she walks Gusher Alley - dry-eyed in her case.

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  • At the end of the day, though, I found myself dry-eyed and interested in discussion rather than harrowed and mute.

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  • And, at the end, although the two hours have been absorbing, occasionally poignant and sometimes hilarious with flashes of Leigh's unique magic – one is left unsurprised and dry-eyed, unable to share in anyone's grief.

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  • If Mrs. Eppingwell suffered going up the hill, she too suffered, lying face downward on the bed, dry-eyed, dry-mouthed, dumb.

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  • She made no reply, but sat, gazing straight before her, dry-eyed and motionless, but with an ache in the throat which Martin divined so strongly that it made his own throat ache.

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  • They were still harnessed to the cart, and the poor worthless packs still clung to their backs, The sixth sat in the midst, dry-eyed and stunned.


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  • In Michael Morpurgo's wonderful book, he is a creative way of talking about the first world war and also a powerful symbol of courage, love and loss, qualities that guarantee only the hardest hearts will emerge dry-eyed from the Spielberg version.

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  • Cool and bossy and sharp, she rearranges sofas and servants and her friend's drinking habits, slips into a moment of dry-eyed regret about "Sir Oz", who has become "a leathery old Komodo lizard" and drawls that she has "nothing against Jews as individuals".

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