with tears in one's eyes
Definition of with tears in one's eyes
: crying Their daughter came home from school with tears in her eyes.
Word by Word Definitions
: to separate parts of or pull apart by force : rend
: to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force : lacerate
: to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces
: to fill with tears (see 3tear) : shed tears
: a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight
: the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull
: all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows
: to fix the eyes on : look at
: contemplate, consider
: to watch or study closely
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