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[teer-lis] /ˈtɪər lɪs/
not weeping or shedding tears.
unable to shed tears.
Origin of tearless
First recorded in 1585-95; tear1 + -less
Related forms
tearlessly, adverb
tearlessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She gave a tearless wail that united with the child's in her lap in a pitiful chord of woe.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • The brave Kate was reduced to a pitiful outburst of tearless sobs.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • He went to the room in the vestry where Clara Hilman sat pale and tearless.

    The Mission of Poubalov Frederick R. (Frederick Russell) Burton
  • Rested their tearless eyes in the silent rapture of anguish.

    Poems William D. Howells
  • Her eyes were tearless, her head in a whirl, her heart scarcely beat.

    I.N.R.I. Peter Rosegger
  • She faced him with leveled eyes, tearless now, and infinitely pleading.

    Little Miss Grouch Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • With a tearless sob she turned her eyes away from the too dear face of the false one.

    Little Golden's Daughter Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
  • Alone and tearless he paced the chamber that Bianca had occupied.

    Complete Short Works Georg Ebers
  • Her mother was sobbing with harsh, rending sobs, tearless and terrible.

    The Preliminaries Cornelia A. P. Comer
  • tearless now, and in silence, they clung and kissed each other.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick

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