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1. Having tears in the eyes, as from emotion: teary-eyed wedding guests.
2. Marked by tears or weeping: a teary-eyed confession.
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Adj.1.teary-eyed - with eyes full of tearsteary-eyed - with eyes full of tears    
tearful - filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties"
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Getting teary-eyed on the same, the 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi' actress turned emotional on how there are too many bad news this year which makes us think about what are we running after.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 10 (ANI): A mortifying experience on her Air Vistara Delhi to Mumbai flight left Zaira Wasim teary-eyed.
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Teary-eyed, chanting Otaza's name and waving white flaglets, the people welcomed the vehicle entourage which carried the remains of the mayor in his final journey back to his home town.
A teary-eyed Gatland even let down his hardnosed Kiwi reputation amid the jubilant celebrations.
However, a teary-eyed Anna is adamant it's over for good and poor Faye is devastated, blaming herself for their split and all the tension she's caused.
Commentators observed that Mrs Cameron looked teary-eyed during the PM's passage on the NHS.
A teary-eyed Ross is packing his things when Debbie finds him.
The chaotic illustrations spark laughter while teaching compassion and gratefulness, such as when teary-eyed lions in a zoo dejectedly observe children hitting each other outside their cage or when an apron-garbed father bursts into tears after his son throws to the floor the plate of spinach he cooked with care.
My mother was teary-eyed when the woman at the consulate gave us our papers.
On Wednesday, I was at York racecourse, where a crowd of 30,000 was almost teary-eyed in its admiration for a horse.
CDATA[ A teary-eyed Israel, headed by the Shalit family, welcomed Gilad back home to Israel after 1,941 days in terrorist captivity.