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Definition of "tear-stained" [tear-stained]

  • Marked with tears; showing traces of tears or of weeping.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "tear-stained" in a sentence
  • "It seems like only yesterday that my granddaughter, Amanda, was that energetic, exuberant little girl who ran with outstretched arms to greet me at the airport, then lifted a tear-stained face for one more kiss when our visit was over and it was time for me to leave."
  • "A tear-stained man ran through the street with his wife and children, shouting just, "Egypt!""
  • "But then the lights came on after this movie and I saw my son's red eyes and tear-stained cheeks."