break in(to) tears

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break in(to) tears

To suddenly begin to cry. My mother was fine this morning, but she broke into tears at the funeral.
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break out in(to) tears and break in(to) tears

to start crying suddenly. I was so sad that I broke out into tears. I always break into tears at a funeral.
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References in classic literature ?
But the village was very peaceful and quiet, and the light mists were solemnly rising, as if to show me the world, and I had been so innocent and little there, and all beyond was so unknown and great, that in a moment with a strong heave and sob I broke into tears.
I felt so deeply what I said, it affected me so sincerely, that my voice failed, and I covered my face with my hand, and broke into tears.
Parties broke into tears before Senior Resident Magistrate Elector Riani.
A sister of Demafelis broke into tears and tried to embrace the casket but was pulled away at the Manila airport on Friday.
On it, the aggrieved father broke into tears and said that he just wanted exemplary punishment for the culprit so that no one could even think about killing children.
She immediately just broke into tears and she said the teacher told her Santa Claus isn't real, Christmas isn't real and Christmas elves aren't real - it's all made up," said Ashley Coughenour, the mother of one third-grade student.
Friend Keith Edwards, 69, said: "She broke into tears when I spoke to her about him.
Relatives of the crew who have gathered at the base to receive psychological counselling broke into tears and hugged each other after they received the news.
The 16-year-old girl broke into tears while narrating her ordeal before Reham.
Later, Singh gave Rs 4,000 as compensation to the affected farmer, who broke into tears.
Longchambon broke into tears as she told mourners: "Liz was undoubtedly a wonderful, kind, funny and considerate person, and someone whose generosity knew no bounds.
Her mom also broke into tears when she received the news:
Tell the summer of love to our engraver who, when sorting out his equipment with details for the latest coffin plate, broke into tears.
The families of the victims broke into tears as the verdict was read by the judge who said society was not satisfied by the sentence, adding that penalties should have been stiffer for such offenses.
While recording his statement, Seigel broke into tears as he spoke about Benazir.