without tears

without tears

Without requiring an arduous or unpleasant amount of effort or learning. The game touts itself as being math lessons without tears.
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without tears

(of a subject) presented so as to be learnt or achieved easily.
1991 William Fox Willoughby's Phoney War [They] are going to be given their first lesson this afternoon. Skiing without tears, I hardly think.
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He appears by his modest and unaffected narration to have described things as he saw them, to have copied nature from the life, and to have consulted his senses, not his imagination; he meets with no basilisks that destroy with their eyes, his crocodiles devour their prey without tears, and his cataracts fall from the rock without deafening the neighbouring inhabitants.
As to the last meeting between father and son, it was so touching that she could not think of it without tears, and did not know which had behaved better during those awful moments- the father who so remembered everything and everybody at last and last and had spoken such pathetic words to the son, or Pierre, whom it had been pitiful to see, so stricken was he with grief, though he tried hard to hide it in order not to sadden his dying father.
I am ashamed, Mr Jones, of this womanish weakness; but I shall never mention him without tears.
When the girls are twelve years old, which among them is the marriageable age, their parents or guardians take them home, with great expressions of gratitude to the professors, and seldom without tears of the young lady and her companions.
I have now said all I have to say: except that this young couple parted, firmly, though not without tears and sorrow, on the evening when you last saw them together.
The young lady, seeing who approached, hastily rose and laid aside her book, and with many kind words, and not without tears, gave her a warm and earnest welcome.
When she turned her head, she saw that the whole family, even the old grandfather, were standing in the road watching them as they went, and so, with many waves of the hand, and cheering nods, and on one side at least not without tears, they parted company.
Fanny would rather have had Edmund tell the story, but his determined silence obliged her to relate her brother's situation: her voice was animated in speaking of his profession, and the foreign stations he had been on; but she could not mention the number of years that he had been absent without tears in her eyes.
She spoke in a low even voice, without tears or visible agitation; and each word, as it dropped from her, fell into his breast like burning lead.
Feeling her desire for the old unshared intimacy too great to be borne without tears, she rose, walked to the farther end of the room, held the curtains apart, and stood there mastered for a moment.
Indeed, dear Rodya, the letter was so nobly and touchingly written that I sobbed when I read it and to this day I cannot read it without tears.
FRENCH Without Tears is a four-star rated show from the English Touring Theatre and it's coming to Huddersfield's Lawrence Batley Theatre in mid November following a sell-out run at the Orange Tree Theatre in London.
A pianist and a writer, she published a series of pamphlets under the title 'Issues Without Tears.
9; NEX = 3; EC = 1) (a) and (b) demonstrating the rotator cuff tendons (white arrows) with normal thickness and hypointensity, without tears.
I am told the pain will ease and I will think of you without tears.