move (one) to tears

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move (one) to tears

To elicit such a strong or overwhelming emotional reaction in one that it causes one to cry. Often used in passive constructions. The lovely cards from my students on my last day of teaching moved me to tears. The song was so beautiful that it moved the entire audience to tears. I was moved to tears by the tributes to my late father.
See also: move, tear

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

move someone to tears

to bring someone to the point of crying. The story moved me to tears. As she recounted the accident, she moved herself to tears.
See also: move, tear
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Brian Christley,AbergeleHave you seen anything on television that made your blood boil or moved you to tears? Share your views with others readers by writing to us at onthebox@dailypost.co.ukor visit our message board at www.icnorthwales.co.uk/onthebox
Have you seen anything on TV lately that moved you to tears or just made your blood boil?
Terry Davies,LlandudnoHave you seen anything on TV lately that moved you to tears or just made your blood boil?
Morrison Scott, NewtownHave you seen anything on TV lately that moved you to tears or just made your blood boil?
Have you seen anything on TV lately that moved you to tears or just made your blood boil?Why not share your views with others readers by writing to us at onthebox@dailypost.co.uk or visit our message board at www.icnorthwales.co.uk/onthebox
William R Owen,AngleseyHave you seen anything on TV lately that moved you to tears or just made your blood boil?