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blink back tears

To try to stop oneself from crying. I often have to blink back tears when I listen to a sappy love song on the radio. The poor student was so nervous on stage that she was clearly blinking back tears.
See also: back, blink, tear
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BLINKING back tears, the sister of murdered Jodie Wilkinson has begged for help to bring her killer to justice.
Blinking back tears, Stokes lifted his head and slowly stood up.
Sat with the enchanting and highly mischievous Eve on her knee, Chanelle was blinking back tears, and why the hell not?
Kathryn, from Sutton Coldfield, bravely told the Mail how she will never marry, nor even know what it feels like to be in love as she posed in a beautiful, flowing white wedding dress, blinking back tears and smiling for her adoring mum.
Behind the green was his wife Amy who had been blinking back tears since the 15th.
BLINKING back tears, new mum Louise Bell last night opened her heart and told of the agonising loss of her soulmate - and the inspirational legacy he left behind.
Otherwise my husband will be taken to the hospital to get my foot removed from his a**," Osbourne said, blinking back tears, before adding with her characteristic humor.
Tabassum, a soft-spoken woman with dark eyes and a full face that was tightly wound up in a light headscarf in her first media interview since her husband's hanging, said, "That's all," blinking back tears as a relative held a candle to her face because the electricity had gone out in the town of Sopore.
Blinking back tears, the 55-year-old from Middlesbrough said: "I think it's brilliant what they are doing for him.
Blinking back tears, John described in vivid detail his final hours of the honeymoon with Michaela.
Blinking back tears Arnold, of Inglewood, Croxteth, replied: "For the past 18 months I have been trying.
Instead, Frankie was robbed of these opportunities," she said, blinking back tears.
Blinking back tears as she described her painful and prolonged labour, Mrs Clarke claimed medical staff ignored her pleas for pain relief and surgery.
The hostage, who wore a black T-shirt, spoke directly into the camera, blinking back tears.
In the tape, a clearly distraught Hassan spoke directly into the camera, blinking back tears.