Definition of shed tears in US English:

shed tears


  • Weep; cry.

    • ‘I, for one, am not going to be shedding tears in sympathy with her family because I believe they are totally at blame for what happened.’
    • ‘In a ceremony in December 2003, dozens of slaves were liberated, many of them shedding tears of joy as they were given certificates showing they were free.’
    • ‘Those appearing before the commission may weep, for one reason or another, but it is the taxpayers of this country, ultimately, who should be shedding tears over the incessant and ongoing revelations of this kind.’
    • ‘Anne is not disregarding professional etiquette if she sheds tears with the patient.’
    • ‘As it happens, Diego Martin is also the location of the imprisoned statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, which has been shedding tears of blood since 1996.’
    • ‘You would almost see the palm trees weeping and shedding tears.’
    • ‘Then, maybe, they will stop shedding tears for the wrong victim.’
    • ‘Instead of shedding tears tomorrow, it is better not to allow any occasion when tears should have to be shed and some concrete steps be taken to avoid its recurrence.’
    • ‘Icons of Nicholas II had been reported as shedding tears of ‘myrrh’ in various churches.’
    • ‘These men aren't shy about shedding tears, which is a very therapeutic thing to do.’
    weep, cry, sob, blubber
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