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In others, it’s prompted street protests, frantic PTA meetings, tearful city-council Zoom calls, and hundreds of angry emails and petitions.

From Time

The story has a tearful ending, as Lo Porto shared in mid-March that he had gotten word that Emil had passed, “and now he is reunited with his wife.”

From Ozy

Following a tearful confrontation with Kevin, Wendy resolves to stay married until their son goes off to college.

Tens of thousands of tearful supporters filed past Maradona’s coffin last week as his body lay in state in the presidential palace.

In a tearful address over video conference, Abovitz told employees that he would resign.

From Fortune

Dozens of tearful family members huddled at the Surabaya and Singapore airports, anxiously awaiting news of loved ones.

Attacked on Twitter and by outraged columnists for promoting sexism, Taylor issued a tearful public apology.

“We lost five members of the family and about 20 kids became orphans,” he said, in a tearful phone interview.

A few days after his arrest, she paid him a tearful visit at the West Side prison on Fifty fourth Street.

Standing on the pier was a crowd of tearful fans, dressed in their best flapper frocks.

Sick, trembling, her beautiful face humble and tearful enough now, she bent it on his shoulder in a shower of bitter tears.

I talked with the men in the bar, and later wandered into the parlor where the women were, some tearful, others indignant.

The poor, tearful desire lays a pale hand on reason's lips and gazes wistfully into the mysterious abyss of the Great Silence.

Great are the duties and tearful the days of a mother who has to raise her Son, who is also God, to be sacrificed on the cross.

Elizabeth turned her tearful face, smiling now, toward her cousin, but she said nothing.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tearful, such as: bawling, blubbering, blubbery, distressed, dolorous, and in tears.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.