shed a tear


: to cry or weep
I never saw my father shed a single tear, even when my mother died.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But Wanda probably won’t shed a tear for the end of the nine-year relationship. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 24 May 2021 The Movie definitely shed a tear when Miley and Billy Ray sang this song. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, 27 Sep. 2022 The aforementioned audition scene is particularly funny, as Ms. Berlant desperately attempts to shed a tear on cue, her nagging inability to do so being a running gag with a moist payoff. Charles Isherwood, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 No one’s going to shed a tear for the venture capital firms–and no one should. Nihal Mehta, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2023 Dare her to unpackage this one in the mail and not shed a tear. 39. Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 20 Mar. 2023 Her operatically devastating failing is not being able to shed a tear on cue. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 9 Jan. 2023 And further, who doesn’t already think of themselves as emotionally complicated enough to shed a tear on a day that is supposed to be happy? Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 19 Oct. 2022 Second-year coach Rob McNerney nearly shed a tear, taking in his program’s journey to its first district baseball championship in 30 years, which the Preppers secured Wednesday with their 4-1 win against Tallmadge in the OHSAA Division II tournament. Matt Goul, cleveland, 25 May 2022 See More

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“Shed a tear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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