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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.
Debbie broke into tears when her mom said that her dog had died.
I could go on a tear myself about lazy and unrepentant resort to journalese or fashion copy that makes me break out in hives.
The economy in Brazil is on a tear.
Every once in a while I'd go off on a tear and the day after was usually a wash.