brim with tears


: to have tears about to overflow
Her eyes brimmed with tears.

Examples of brim with tears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Talking about that morning a little over a week later, Bowers’ voice cracks and her eyes brim with tears. Catherine Womack, Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 Behind his aviator glasses, his eyes brim with tears. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2022 But Clarke’s eyes also grow glassy, then brim with tears. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 31 Jan. 2022 Her eyes brim with tears, and her features flush with pain. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 24 Dec. 2021

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“Brim with tears.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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