burst into tears


: to start to cry

Examples of burst into tears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Steven won the March 9th bout to become the Fort Worth regional Golden Gloves cruiserweight champion, Mary burst into tears. Abraham Nudelstejer, Dallas News, 5 May 2023 When the film premiered in Venice, as captured in a viral video shot by Variety, the actor burst into tears after receiving an enthusiastic six-minute standing ovation. Clayton Davis, Variety, 11 Sep. 2022 Evenepoel burst into tears on crossing the finish line, where he was embraced by his teammates. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2022 Dorit eventually burst into tears at the thought of her Jagger and Phoenix being at the risk of death. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 1 June 2022 As Franklin senior anchor Hope Xayaveth touched the wall first to cap a 3:41.45 clocking, Pridman caught the action from the corner of her eye and burst into tears. Cam Kerry, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Feb. 2023 One girl burst into tears and couldn’t bring herself together. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2022 Without the right words and ability to do so, the children may scream, bolt from a task, become unresponsive or burst into tears. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 14 Mar. 2022 At least a dozen of his relatives and friends packed the court Wednesday, and several of them burst into tears after Lowenthal’s ruling. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022

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“Burst into tears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burst%20into%20tears. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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