moved to tears

moved to tears

Made to cry due to something that elicited overwhelming emotions. I was moved to tears by the tributes to my late father. The lovely cards from my students had me moved to tears.
See also: move, tear
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How, for that reason, he seldom told them of his village friends; but how, for all that, his mind had become so full of two among them--a child and an old man, to whom he had been very kind--that, in a letter received a few days before, he had dwelt upon them from first to last, and had told such a tale of their wandering, and mutual love, that few could read it without being moved to tears.
Now the heart of Unandi grew gentle, and she was moved to tears.
I felt in some sort like a 'prentice boy who, going to the play in the expectation of being delighted with a cut-and-thrust tragedy, is almost moved to tears of disappointment at the exhibition of a genteel comedy.
I had left her alive when I set out for Troy and was moved to tears when I saw her, but even so, for all my sorrow I would not let her come near the blood till I had asked my questions of Teiresias.
Really, when I begin to reflect on the importance of my position, I am almost moved to tears.
Now that Peter Featherstone was up-stairs, his property could be discussed with all that local enlightenment to be found on the spot: some rural and Middlemarch neighbors expressed much agreement with the family and sympathy with their interest against the Vincys, and feminine visitors were even moved to tears, in conversation with Mrs.
When she had made Nicholas thoroughly comfortable with these and other inspiriting remarks, she would discourse at length on the arduous duties she had performed that day; and, sometimes, be moved to tears in wondering how, if anything were to happen to herself, the family would ever get on without her.
Parliamentary history has few better passages than the debate in which Burke and Fox separated in the House of Commons; when Fox urged on his old friend the claims of old friendship with such tenderness that the house was moved to tears.
I ought--properly speaking--I ought to have been moved to tears.
Kartick Satyanarayan, its chief, said: "Paul was moved to tears on seeing the painful abscesses and scars on one from his years in captivity.
The three-time NBA All-Star was visibly moved to tears after being shown a video message from strangers who professed their love for him and wished him luck in Cleveland.
A CORONER was moved to tears as she concluded the inquest of a baby who died six weeks after a forceps delivery.
Thousands were moved to tears when Danny Jones' wife Lizzie sang Abide With Me in tribute to the 29-year-old before last year's Challenge Cup final, clutching their baby twins who had lost their father a few months earlier.
I was moved to tears reading about Anna Wynne who is making a trip to the Greek island of Lesvos to help the refugees there.
FURIOUS readers were moved to tears by our story last week about Rob Tomlinson, who had to be bathed in a paddling pool after the Bedroom Tax forced him from his adapted home.