Examples of tearful in a Sentence
He looked up at me with his tearful eyes and asked for help.
the tearful parting of two lovers
Recent Examples of tearful from the Web
A tearful Venus Williams broke down and left her news conference after a first-round victory at Wimbledon on Monday when asked about the fatal automobile accident she was involved in last month.
Three semifinal defeats and a runner-up spot between 2009 and 2012 -- the last of which saw a tearful Murray succumb to Federer -- led many Brits to question whether their wait for a champion would end.
Mylee's sister took the above pictures of their tearful parting, which have since gone mega-viral.
Their eventual response failed to satisfy, but hearing the Tolliver letter read by Maupin, McKellen, Linney, Dukakis, a tearful Groff and others provides a powerful emotional catharsis.
Griffin ended up making a tearful apology but still lost her New Year's Eve gig with CNN.
In one of recent European history’s greatest ironies, Kohl was at center stage to take his bows along with Gorbachev at the tearful Nov. 9, 1999, celebrations of the Berlin Wall’s fateful breaching a decade earlier.
The tearful woman said her vacation turned into nightmare because of the incident.
He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor after a tearful one-hour trial.
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First Known Use of tearful
TEARFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tearful for English Language Learners
: filled with tears
: happening with tears
TEARFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of tearful for Students
: flowing with, accompanied by, or causing tears a tearful goodbye
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