tear-stained


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tear·stain

 (tîr′stān′)
n.
A track or mark left by tears.

tear′-stained′ adj.

tear-stained

adj
streaked with tears

tear′-stained`

(ˈtɪər)

adj.
marked or wet with tears.
[1585–95]
Translations

tear-stained

[ˈtɪəsteɪnd] ADJmanchado de lágrimas

tear-stained

adj face, personverweint, verheult (pej inf), → tränenverschmiert; pillow, handkerchiefnass geweint

tear-stained

[ˈtɪəˌsteɪnd] adjrigato/a di lacrime

tear1

(tiə) noun
a drop of liquid coming from the eye, as a result of emotion (especially sadness) or because something (eg smoke) has irritated it. tears of joy/laughter/rage.
ˈtearful adjective
1. inclined to cry or weep; with much crying or weeping. She was very tearful; a tearful farewell.
2. covered with tears. tearful faces.
ˈtearfully adverb
ˈtearfulness noun
tear gas
a kind of gas causing blinding tears, used against eg rioters.
ˈtear-stained adjective
marked with tears. a tear-stained face.
in tears
crying or weeping. She was in tears over the broken doll.
References in classic literature ?
Uncle Jerry had never before said so many words at a time, but he had caught sight of the child's red eyes and tear-stained cheeks, and his big heart went out to her in her trouble, quite regardless of any circumstances that might have caused it.
Dorian Gray lifted his golden head from the pillow, and with pallid face and tear-stained eyes, looked at him as he walked over to the deal painting-table that was set beneath the high curtained window.
And now I pass on to another thread which I have extricated out of the tangled skein, the mystery of the sobs in the night, of the tear-stained face of Mrs.
Days and nights of fervid life, of communion with angels of darkness and of light have engraved their shadowy characters on that tear-stained book.
And again she wrung her hands and turned her tear-stained flower- crowned face to Heaven, looking so lovely in her despair--for she was indeed a beautiful woman--that assuredly the sight of her would have melted the hearts of any less cruel than were the three fiends before us.
He wished to take her in his arms and cover her tear-stained face with kisses.
Then Night, like some great loving mother, gently lays her hand upon our fevered head, and turns our little tear-stained faces up to hers, and smiles; and, though she does not speak, we know what she would say, and lay our hot flushed cheek against her bosom, and the pain is gone.
He had only an imperfect recollection of an ill-clad, untidy-looking child, with pale tear-stained cheeks, and dark unhappy eyes.
She abruptly removed her hands, showing a wrathful and tear-stained face.
He bent low and raised the tear-stained face to his own.
The child raised her head quickly, revealing a tear-stained face and trembling lips.
It was only when the same evening he came to their house before the theater, went into her room and saw her tear-stained, pitiful, sweet face, miserable with suffering he had caused and nothing could undo, he felt the abyss that separated his shameful past from her dovelike purity, and was appalled at what he had done.