One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
While crying; in a sad or emotional manner.‘he tearfully confessed the truth’‘her eyes watered and she smiled tearfully’
- ‘"Don't give him any trouble," she told me tearfully.’
- ‘There, the father tearfully embraced the son he had thought dead.’
- ‘She nodded tearfully.’
- ‘He tearfully confided that he had wanted more attention.’
- ‘He tearfully recalls getting beaten up "constantly" at school.’
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