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Her eyes filled with tears.
She welcomed Ian with tears of joy when he returned home.
I was left standing there in tears.
She slammed the phone down and burst into tears.
I was near to tears when she said goodbye.
Colin saw I was on the verge of tears.
She fought back the tears as she told us the dreadful news.
He was well known for reducing his staff to tears.
This is the British English definition of tear. View American English definition of tear.