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Not crying:‘Mary watched in tearless silence as the coffin was lowered’
- ‘My eyes were dry and tearless as I took one last look back at the castle.’
- ‘Let these wives first step into the pyre, tearless without any affliction and well adorned.’
- ‘This time despair overtook me, but it was tearless.’
- ‘Troy looked up at him, his large eyes now tearless and expectant.’
- ‘I had been tearless, too frightened, and I had looked at her, and I had apologized.’
- ‘One little girl - one sinless, harmless, tearless little girl - found enough strength inside herself to rise to her feet and stumble out of the graveyard.’
- ‘He feels a sleepless night ahead, filled with tearless agony, wails of frustration again emptying.’
- ‘She is crying, a tearless wail, but she rubs her eyes out of habit.’
- ‘I'm going to go find something, and when I come back I want you to be tearless, ok?’
- ‘But moments that behold me in measurable days promise short-term, tearless despair.’
- ‘When Aoi had told her, Sara simply stood there, her brown eyes wide, yet tearless.’
- ‘Then, I had to bid a tearless farewell to the Leisure Park, the County Mall, and Bar Med, as I left Crawley for the last time.’
- ‘Her head hung low, her arms wrapped about her body, and her shoulders heaved in tearless sobs.’
- ‘Grim and tearless, he is biting the bullet, squaring his jaw and stiffening his backbone, the way people who've lived through war always do.’
- ‘Roberts is a riveting presence, tearless, with saucer eyes.’
- ‘But I do know that when I came with Gareth to fetch him for the joust, he was still kneeling over her body, staring at her with tearless eyes that nevertheless revealed a great sadness.’
- ‘Another poet, Tennyson, wrote of the tearless, bereaved wife of a dead warrior.’
- ‘His farewell address to the school is both a tearless confessional and an understated plea for redemption.’
- ‘He just looked up at her, confusion shining in his tearless eyes.’
- ‘I just lay there on my bedroom floor, my arm bleeding, shaking with tearless sobs.’
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