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[drahy-ahyd] /ˈdraɪˌaɪd/
not weeping; unmoved.
Origin of dry-eyed
First recorded in 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Corona sat on the edge of her bed, dry-eyed, hugging Timothy to her breast.

    Brother Copas

    Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • He recrossed the bridge, walking blindly like a sobbing child; and yet dry-eyed.

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • She sat up, dry-eyed, unbound her hair, flung from her the crumpled neglige.

    Athalie Robert W. Chambers
  • While Thalma, understanding all, looked on dumb and dry-eyed.

    Omega, the Man Lowell Howard Morrow
  • But she was stiff and dry-eyed; her acute white face was terrible.

  • Vera received the messenger, pale but dry-eyed and resolute.

    Moscow Fred Whishaw
  • She clung to the chaplain's arm, trembling and sobbing, dry-eyed.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame Laura E. Richards
  • dry-eyed he knelt there in the blank, black despair of a hopeless anguish.

    The Vintage Edward Frederic Benson
  • She was dry-eyed again, and his appeal seemed to have no power over her emotions.

    In the Year of Jubilee George Gissing

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