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Tearfulness   Listen

Sadness expressed by weeping.  Synonym: weepiness.

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"Tearfulness" Quotes from Famous Books

... ask me for?" said Henry with hasty tearfulness. "It's the truth. 'E won't do nothin'; 'e never ...
— The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant • W. W. Jacobs

... gentleman was useful to Sally, during several days, as an explanation of her tearfulness. She felt thankful to him for the shelter he was affording her, but often said to herself, "It's a shame to let him see in my cryings a reproach—as if he could ever do anything that could make me reproach him! But I can't confess; I've got to go on using ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

... ancient symbol the starting-point of a revolutionised doctrine. There is, as anybody can see, a whole world of difference between the reserve of sagacious apostleship, on the one hand, dealing tenderly with scruple and tearfulness and fine sensibility of conscience, and the reserve of intellectual cowardice on the other hand, dealing hypocritically with narrow minds in the supposed interests of social peace and quietness. The old disciplina arcani signified the disclosure of a little light with a view to the ...
— On Compromise • John Morley

Words linked to "Tearfulness" :   sadness, unhappiness, tearful

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