Phrases with "tearful"

Arthur Morrison Dicky had followed her in, no longer the hero of the Jago Row retreat, but with his face tearful and distorted, carrying the baby in his arms, and wiping the mud from her eyes. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Wilkie Collins I am not sure, but I think she brought a tin box of sandwiches with her, and celebrated a tearful pic-nic of her own in the groves of my front garden. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Nikolai Gogol Again the same fields, in some places black where they had been dug up, in others of a greenish hue; wet daws and crows; monotonous rain; a tearful sky, without one gleam of light! . How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

I watched her, with a tearful gaze, Rise slowly o’er the hill, While through the dim horizon’s haze Her light gleamed faint and chill. Selections from Poems by Acton Bell by Anne Brontë [1846]

Elizabeth Gaskell He stood by while Mr. Gibson helped the faintly-smiling, tearful Molly into the carriage. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

John Galsworthy She was soon as thin, pinched and tearful as ever; but, as June never saw her, she remained in memory pink and plump, with a sky blue ribbon, no longer worthy of compassion. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

Arnold Bennett The tearful servant prepared the dog’s dinner and laid it before her in the customary soup-plate in the customary corner. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

George Eliot But Arthur kissed her tearful face more tenderly than he had ever done in his life before. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

Ivan Turgenev And tearful invocations to nature are mortally absurd. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

But a tearful voice brought them to a halt. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

I sat up instantly in a tearful rage. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

She was always tearful when she spoke of her dear Edward, even now; though she was beginning to find that life had some savour without him. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

George Gissing And when he was gone, there came the weakest moments her life had yet known; a childish petulance, a tearful fretting, an irritable misery of which she was ashamed. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Robert Louis Stevenson I do not know how long may have elapsed before, raising for a moment my tearful face, I met the doctor’s eyes. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

I looked forward with a sinking heart to a tearful and uncomfortable future. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Robert Louis Stevenson Detonations of temper were not unfrequent in the zones he travelled; but sulky fogs and tearful depressions were there alike unknown. Providence and the Guitar by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edith Wharton Justine sat and mused on these things after leaving her friend exhausted upon a tearful pillow. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Charles Kingsley Mortal faith she guideth plainly To what goal she pleaseth, sending Songs to some, to others days With tearful sorrows dulled. The Stage as it was Once by Charles Kingsley

Guy de Maupassan In order to insure himself he asked: “Are you asleep?” “No.” Her voice was tearful and unsteady. Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassan

These high walls could not protect us, nor the tearful mumble of the old woman’s prayers, nor yet the careworn fidelity of Enrico. The couple hung about us, quivering with emotion. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

H. G. Wells She had long tearful confidences with Marion, I know, sympathetic close clingings. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

But he loved Belinda very dearly, nevertheless; and he told her so, and by-and-by won from her a tearful avowal of affection. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

With the help of the old soldier, whose red, tearful eyes, told of suppressed grief, they moved the count’s chair to the half-opened window to give him a little air. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Violet stayed with her mother to the last, receiving the last embrace — a fond and tearful one — and watched the carriage drive away from the porch amidst a shower of rice. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

I heard his tearful muttering creep away from my side. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Lampourde stood by, and looked down with tearful eyes upon this touching group—for he was exceedingly romantic and sentimental, and always intensely interested in a love affair. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

The mother, covering her tearful face, walked up to him with a basin of water, sat down on the floor, and stretched out her hands to his feet. Mother by Maksim Gorky

H. G. Wells She stood there, a tearful figure of pity, longing for me, pitying me. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell She spent the Sunday morning in alternately smoothing down her skirts and adjusting her broad hemmed collar, or bemoaning the occasion with tearful earnestness. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Guy de Maupassan The old woman soon removed her hands from her face, and she replied with a flood of tearful words, emptying her grief in copious talk. Little Louise Roqué by Guy de Maupassan

Aurora laid her cousin’s face upon her breast, and looked down with a womanly, matronly glance into those tearful blue eyes. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Wilkie Collins Mrs. Blyth was not able to speak in answer — she looked at him with tearful eyes, and bowed her head. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Fanny Fern Well might the tearful prayer go up to the only Friend they knew,—“Please God, don’t take away our mamma, too. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

H. G. Wells Yet at the back of it all Marion remained, stupid and tearful and infinitely distressful, so that I was almost intolerably unhappy for her — for her and the dead body of my married love. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

E. F. Benson Miss Wooler, who had always shown the most motherly kindness and consideration to Charlotte, had a tearful scene of reconciliation with her before they went. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Elizabeth Gaskell Ellinor looked out at the vacant deanery with tearful eyes, the last thing at night, the first in the morning. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

George Gissing Why had she written such a short, cold note, the very thing to produce in his mind a conviction of her resentment? Hereupon came another paroxysm of tearful misery. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

A moment more, her task is done, And sealed the letter lies; And now, towards the setting sun She turns her tearful eyes. Poems by Currer Bell by Charlotte Bronte [1846]

Mark Twain Then list with tearful eye, Whilst I his fate do tell. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

As to Mr Verloc — there — ” Words failing her on the subject of Mr Verloc’s excellence, she turned her old tearful eyes to the roof of the cab. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Guy de Maupassan After a short silence she said in a softer, tearful voice. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

With greater reverence and, tearful affection I beheld it as the asylum of the long lease of love I had enjoyed there with the perishable, unmatchable treasure of dust, which now lay cold beside me. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

H. G. Wells I saw again his angry, tearful eyes, and that poor, dripping, bloody mess that had been a skilful human hand five minutes before, thrust out in indignant protest. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

George Gissing But another objection she urged with almost tearful earnestness. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

George Eliot Mrs Transome was certainly not one of those bland, adoring, and gently tearful women. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

Anne Bronte I squeezed him in my arms again, and cried in tearful earnest, ‘Do, do persevere! and I’ll love you better than ever I did before!’ ‘Well, well, I will!’ said he, hastily kissing me. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Helen Zimmern The admirable characters of King Corny and Sir Ulick O’Shane, and all the wonderful scenes full of wit, humor and feeling, were written in agony of anxiety, with trembling hand and tearful eyes. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

She raised her eyes to Captain Copplestone’s bronzed face with a tearful glance, expressive of gratitude and confidence. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

He felt again the old ardour, when, released from Edinburgh, he had first revisited his haunts, tearful with excited joy. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

G. K. Chesterton I must kill you here,” he cried, with a sort of tearful rage impossible to describe. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

George Gissing By turns she was mawkish and sprightly, tearful and giggling. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Then came Barbara’s tearful farewell, which Mr. Carlyle witnessed; and then a hard grasp of that gentleman’s hand, and Richard plunged amidst the trees to depart the way he came. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

When the mild Eve by sudden Night is prest Like tearful Proserpine, snatch’d from her flow’rs To a most gloomy breast. The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by with biographical introduction by William Michael Rossetti

Mark Twain His beautiful countess and her young daughter waved him a tearful adieu from the battering-rams and buttresses of the fortress, and he galloped away with a happy heart. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Kate Chopin Alone she went out to her beloved woods, and at the hush of mid-day, bade a tearful farewell to the silence. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Robert Green Ingersoll The tearful ignorance of the one is just as consoling as the learned and unmeaning words of the other. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman She had told her sister what she intended doing and had been proof against her tearful entreaties. The Southwest Chamber by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

George Eliot And that lovely tearful face of Hetty’s would have found out the sensitive fibre in most men. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

It was in a wheedling voice, and with tearful eyes, that she called upon these “good gentlemen” to witness the shameful injustice with which she was treated — she, an honest woman. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

So, summoning the landlady to her room, with a tearful face of great grief, she showed her the newspaper and told her the dead man had been a great friend of hers and of her father. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

She loved Charles. When the dawn came up pale and tearful to wake the birds, it found her still sitting by her window, sitting where she had sat all night, looking with blank eyes at nothing. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

He was allowed to drift away from the threshold of the Belgravian mansion while Winnie averted her tearful eyes. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Ivan Turgenev She generously kept the princess out of their way; the old lady had been reduced to a state of tearful frenzy by the news of the approaching marriage. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Thomas Hardy Are you indeed married to him, Laura?’ Laura nodded from within her tearful handkerchief. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Elizabeth Gaskell He had seen widow Dobson pass through long before to keep the remainder of her watch on the bed in the lean-to, which had been his for many and many a sleepless and tearful night. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

H. G. Wells There was, of course, no servant, and the mother was something meandering, furtive, tearful in the face of troubles. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

George Gissing In a moment or two her mother came out, showing a face of tearful misery. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle The key turned, the door opened, and two tearful babes were in the arms of the kneeling Lady. Red Buffalo and Black Bear were of sterner stuff. Danger! and other stories by Arthur Conan Doyle [1918]

Henry Kingsley Charles remembered Lady Ascot’s tearful warning about his not being able to stay; but he laughed it to scorn. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

But, promptly as they responded to the call, they were too late for anything more than whispered and tearful farewells. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Lady Mary did not come down to it, and Aurelia sat with red eyes, tearful and silent. The Danvers Jewels by Mary Cholmondeley [1886]

Henry Lawson The little coffin was carried out, and two gin-cases were placed by its side in the dray to serve as seats for Mrs Martin and Mrs Grimshaw, who mounted in tearful silence. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Rudyard Kipling We took no tearful leaving,  We bade no long good-byes; Men talked of crime and thieving,  Men wrote of fraud and lies. The Five Nations by Rudyard Kipling [1903]

Now he grasps with rage titanic One vast shrieking hell of water, Dashing it upon the sea-rocks, Where it sinks with one vast moaning In a grave of tearful whiteness. Song of the Storm-Petrel by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins Her face showed plain signs, poor soul, of a wakeful and tearful night. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Robert Louis Stevenson How I trembled for my treasure!’ ‘Madam,’ said Otto, with a tearful whimper in his voice, ‘spare me! You are too good, too noble!’ ‘I wonder to hear you,’ she returned. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

Willa Cather But the moment he began to bully her and to be unjust, she began to draw away; at first in tearful amazement, then in quiet, unspoken disgust. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

Ivan Turgenev Bloodshot, tearful eyes, blue lips, coarse rags, festering wounds. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

My mother bade me a tearful farewell, and my uncle, besides buying me an outfit and paying my passage money, gave me a present of twenty sovereigns. Prester John by John Buchan