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shed a tear

To cry or weep, especially from grief; to grieve or mourn in general. Everyone in the room was shedding tears by the end of the ceremony. Their relationship had soured so much over the years that John didn't shed a tear when he heard of his brother's death.
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References in classic literature ?
It is the wisdom of crocodiles, that shed tears when they would devour.
The duchess gave his wife's letters to Sancho Panza, who shed tears over them, saying, "Who would have thought that such grand hopes as the news of my government bred in my wife Teresa Panza's breast would end in my going back now to the vagabond adventures of my master Don Quixote of La Mancha?
At the same time I was genuinely touched and penitent, I used to shed tears and, of course, deceived myself, though I was not acting in the least and there was a sick feeling in my heart at the time.
Micawber hysterical, and she shed tears as she replied:
Micawber pressed my hand, and groaned, and afterwards shed tears.
This threat caused one of the young ladies, she being of a weak and trembling temperament, to shed tears, and for this offense they were both filed off immediately, with a dreadful promptitude that struck terror into the souls of all the pupils.
Yet it was not because I had to study that I used to weep, and in time I grew more used to things, and, after my schooldays were over, shed tears only when I was parting with friends.
Some of the company shed tears at their parting; and even the philosopher Square wiped his eyes, albeit unused to the melting mood.
The marshal of the province got up, thanked the nobility for their confidence, and shed tears.
At which astounding intelligence, Flora clasped her hands, fell into a tremble, and shed tears of sympathy and pleasure, like the good-natured creature she really was.
They crowded to the grates and shed tears there; but, twenty places in the projected entertainments had to be refilled, and the time was, at best, short to the lock-up hour, when the common rooms and corridors would be delivered over to the great dogs who kept watch there through the night.
Many people shed tears during her speech and suggested setting up a statue," Ahn said.
Kudos to Suresh Pattali for his bold opinion piece: Don't wink, shed tears, this selfie has shamed us (KT, Feb 24).
While talking to media, She shed tears, my life is demolished because of our Hindu leaders.
It hasn't been easy and I've shed tears in private, but I kept telling myself that babies grow up and find voices of their own.