on the verge of tears.
sentimental: a misty-eyed romantic.

Origin of misty-eyed

First recorded in 1955–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of misty-eyed

Historical Examples of misty-eyed

  • "There ain't nothin' I wouldn't forgive," she vowed, misty-eyed.

  • Taking his hand she stepped close to him, misty-eyed, atremble.


    Charles Goff Thomson

  • She looked, misty-eyed and smiling, at this man who had transfigured life for her.

    To Tell You the Truth

    Leonard Merrick

  • Nangluhà siya pagkabatì sa sintimintal nga isturya, She got misty-eyed upon hearing the sentimental story.

  • The boys had kidded her before about getting all misty-eyed when Steve showed up.