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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 ?
Lady Susan, who had been shedding tears before, and showing great agitation at the idea of the meeting, received her with perfect self-command, and without betraying the least tenderness of spirit.
She was supported into the drawing-room between her daughter and her friend;-- and there, shedding tears of joy, though still unable to speak, embraced Elinor again and again, turning from her at intervals to press Colonel Brandon's hand, with a look which spoke at once her gratitude, and her conviction of his sharing with herself in the bliss of the moment.
Here Mrs Durbeyfield began shedding tears on her own account as a mother to be pitied.
cried Natasha, shedding tears of joy and excitement and embracing her mother.
She rocked to and fro upon a chair, shedding tears and crooning miserably to the two children about their "poor mother" and "yer fader, damn 'is soul.
I'm in sad trouble, Cousin Ribby," said Tabitha, shedding tears.
It will restore my self-respect, for I was shedding tears freely before Ruby came along.
Think of a New York girl shedding tears on the menu card!
Next it was the goats: "You never see a goat shedding tears in a Protestant canton--a goat, there, is one of the cheerfulest objects in nature.
I cannot bear to think of my little Hetty shedding tears when I am not there to kiss them away; and if I followed only my own inclinations, I should be with her at this moment instead of writing.
Kit, who appeared at the summons, deigned to make no reply to so needless an injunction, and after staring at Quilp in a threatening manner, as if he doubted whether he might not have been the cause of Nelly shedding tears, and felt more than half disposed to revenge the fact upon him on the mere suspicion, turned about and followed his young mistress, who had by this time taken her leave of Mrs Quilp and departed.
No, I am delighted, but I've got into such a stupid habit of shedding tears.
Yet he wasn't alone in shedding tears after hearing horrifying details of a sexually motivated kidnap and the dismembering of a body.
According to BBC, many players from the five-time world champion team were shedding tears after the game with Neymar Jr.
She says seeing a prime minister, the captain of the state ship, shedding tears for a few minutes makes one afraid.