shed tears


: to cry or weep
They shed tears of joy/gratitude when they heard the news.

Examples of shed tears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paul Juda shed tears after earning his way into the 2024 Paris Olympics. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 30 June 2024 Watson’s wife Valerie shed tears of joy as Justice Jackson ruled from the bench. Juliette Arcodia, NBC News, 22 June 2024 Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alan Triggs imposed that sentence Wednesday. Wilson, who shed tears during the hearing, did not make a statement. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 29 May 2024 Mourners shed tears, prayed and sang while photos of Spain in happier times flashed on several TV screens. Julian Roberts-Grmela, New York Daily News, 30 Mar. 2024 Chana Mason could be seen embracing Watson’s mother after the proceeding as the two shed tears. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 22 Jan. 2024 DeWeese, a safe technician and locksmith, shed tears. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2024 Sentiment is the North Star of this page-to-stage adaptation, and those searching for an excuse to shed tears — who couldn’t use one, nowadays? — will find the musical delivers. Naveen Kumar, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2024 Travis shed tears in the front row as Jason, 36, highlighted his relationship with his brother during the 40-minute speech on Monday. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024

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“Shed tears.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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