marked or wet with tears: a tear-stained letter.
showing traces of tears or signs of having wept: tear-stained cheeks.
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How to use tear-stained in a sentence
Mourners were interviewed, provided they were tear-stained and came only to praise their departed leader.The Stupidest Hugo Chávez Hagiographies From the Yanquis Who Loved Him | Michael Moynihan | March 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the tear-stained story of humanity there has never been aught to surpass the thrilling record of Cawnpore.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
I should be ashamed that pages, tear-stained and dream-haunted, should fall beneath the eyes of grave, sober-minded folk.Marguerite | Anatole France
I had fears that I might find you alone in a darkened room, with tear-stained eyes and sal-volatile by your side.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
Even the tear-stained faces of mothers and sweethearts did not influence these young men from rallying around their flag.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
"I hope so, darling," her father replied, bestowing another kiss upon the sweet little tear-stained face.Elsie's Vacation and After Events | Martha Finley