in tears


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in tears

Crying, weeping, or sobbing. My brother was in tears after he and his boyfriend broke up.
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"Some of my best students were in tears for days--then they simply disappeared from the student body," she says.
The captain's face crumpled in tears. All around the deck, uniformed Americans were crying.
In tears. She'd spent all day in line at the passport office, she said, and then they wouldn't accept my letter because it wasn't notarized and because it was written on plain paper, not on my company stationery.
Nottingham woman Wioletta Komar said that she was left in tears after being asked to leave the Clumber Street store due to breastfeeding her threemonth-old son and having to stand in the rain to finish last Thursday.
"She has been in tears many times during the last few days, and even, fleetingly, felt like quitting the show altogether at one point and fleeing all the attention.
GUY Fawkes night celebrations could end in tears for many house-holds, insurance giants Norwich Union have warned.