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lachrymose
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Jane Eyre
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  • The best fun was with Madame Joubert: Miss Wilson was a poor sickly thing, lachrymose and low-spirited, not worth the trouble of vanquishing, in short; and Mrs. Grey was coarse and insensible; no blow took effect on her.
  • But I would not be lachrymose: I dashed off the salt drops, and busied myself with preparing breakfast.

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  • Each morning, as my students filed into the class, flipping me a dutiful, lachrymose good-morning, I would turn on the radio to catch the latest news.
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