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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. 2017.
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  • Jane burst into tears, but Anthea, though pale and frantic, was dry-eyed.

  • While Thalma, understanding all, looked on dumb and dry-eyed.

    Omega, the Man Lowell Howard Morrow
  • Suddenly he began to weep, dry-eyed, with harsh, loud sobs that shook his frame.

    Red Nails Robert E. Howard
  • Corona sat on the edge of her bed, dry-eyed, hugging Timothy to her breast.

    Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The widow gathered her flock close and faced the future dry-eyed.

    Neighbors Jacob A. Riis
  • But she was stiff and dry-eyed; her acute white face was terrible.

  • Incredulity was succeeded by a numb, stony, dry-eyed grief, in which she sat alone for hours—a woman entranced.

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

    Moscow Fred Whishaw
  • Her tears had slipped back unused to whence they came; she was now dry-eyed and rather haughty.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley

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