shed a tear


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shed a tear

To cry or weep, especially from grief; to grieve or mourn in general. Everyone in the room was shedding tears by the end of the ceremony. Their relationship had soured so much over the years that John didn't shed a tear when he heard of his brother's death.
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References in classic literature ?
Clare did not shed a tear," she said; "he didn't sympathize with her; it was perfectly wonderful to think how hard-hearted and unfeeling he was, when he must know how she suffered.
Down went Jo's face into the wet handkerchief, and she cried despairingly, for she had kept up bravely till now and never shed a tear.
He uttered not a word, nor shed a tear, but a deadly pallor spread over his face; he knelt down on the ground, raised Winter's head, and unfastening the Order of the Saint Esprit, placed it on his own breast.
All had left separate tokens, by which those who had known the family were made to shed a tear for each.
The cardinal being dead, he will fret; very well, that is the least silly thing he will do, particularly if he does not shed a tear.
My sister would have let him tear her to pieces, before she would have let him believe that he could make her shed a tear.
I, who never cried on my own account, and whom he has never caused to shed a tear, the dear fellow would fret his heart out.
Phillips went away and she declared she'd never shed a tear.
I have served her faithfully this many a year; but if she were to die to-morrow, I believe, before Heaven I shouldn't shed a tear for her.
Summary: Barack Obama shed a tear as he thanked young campaign workers, the day after he was re-elected as President of the United States.
I don't think anyone's going to shed a tear over losing these two coasters,'' said Robert Niles, the Pasadena-based editor of ThemeParkInsider.
Bobby Crosby admits he didn't shed a tear when he heard Tejada had gone to Baltimore.