shed a tear

idiom

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

Examples of shed a tear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Longtime horse players will shed a tear and the memories will come flooding back about what makes Golden Gate so special. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2024 Many in Maryland likely didn’t shed a tear when the group graduated. Anthony Maluso, Baltimore Sun, 2 Mar. 2024 Plus, any animal lover will be hard-pressed not to shed a tear or two upon seeing an imperiled pup come to be lovingly embraced. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 13 Mar. 2024 Qualifying into the Daytona 500 made Anthony Alfredo shed a tear. Shane Connuck, Charlotte Observer, 15 Feb. 2024 Plus, hopefully, viewers will have a lot of fun along the way, and maybe shed a tear or two. Annika Pham, Variety, 26 Jan. 2024 While susceptible viewers may shed a tear, others will find the sentimental aspects of the story uninvolving. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 26 Sep. 2023 On Thursday, local news media reported that Ms. Leifer, who watched the sentencing virtually from a Melbourne women’s prison, shed a tear as the sentence was read out. Yan Zhuang, New York Times, 24 Aug. 2023 There is precedent, and perhaps some luck, for popular players who demonstrate their vulnerability and shed a tear after a gutting loss. David Waldstein, New York Times, 15 July 2023

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“Shed a tear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shed%20a%20tear. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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