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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROCODILE TEARS

That mother's tears did not seem to me like crocodile tears.

Crocodile tears though they often are, they have an effect on me which is more than peculiar.

You couldn't keep it to yourself, for all your promises and your crocodile tears!

Come, come; don't stand there shedding your crocodile tears; you are found out, and may as well leave off shamming any more.

But he was accustomed to shed these crocodile tears after horrors of this kind, when he had made no effort to mitigate them.

The killdeer's crocodile tears are bigger and more touchingly genuine than even the quail's.

At this Ryder shed some crocodile tears; and very soon, by her blandishments, obtained forgiveness.

When I use the word crocodile I am not hinting at savage instincts or crocodile tears.

"I looked as if I did not understand what was meant by these crocodile tears," said he.

He finally gets accustomed to these everlasting murmurs, to these dying postures, these crocodile tears.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CROCODILE TEARS

deceit

nounparticular type of trick, misleading
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.