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‘Tear’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Tear’ as a noun.

1

“Well, child, dry up your tears. There is no use in these tears; they can do no good.”

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

2

She almost ran out of the room, and as soon as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

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Affect

“My dear Watson,” said the well-remembered voice, “I owe you a thousand apologies. I had no idea that you would be so affected.”

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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