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Definition tearful, inclined to be tearful, or causing tears
  • a bittersweet lachrymose story about...
  • "God bless you," the beggar chanted in a lachrymose voice.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • He commenced by being abjectly lachrymose.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Of Don Galaor, the brother of Amadis of Gaul, it was whispered that he was over quarrelsome, and of his brother that he was lachrymose.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Newman inquired with interest about Mademoiselle Noemie; and M. Nioche, at first, for answer, simply looked at him in lachrymose silence.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Doc Daneeka demanded, lifting his delicate immaculate dark head up from his chest to gaze at Yossarian irascibly for a moment with lachrymose eyes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He was by turns devout and obscene, merry and lachrymose.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • I was Byron, and the tree was Byron's tree, lachrymose, down-showering, lamenting.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • You might have thought that Leonora would be just calmly loathing and he lachrymosely contrite.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • 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.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • CHAPTER X Over the waffles next morning, Pittypat was lachrymose, Melanie was silent and Scarlett defiant.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The sun was beginning to set over the inky depths of Lake Lachrymose, and a cold evening wind was beginning to blow.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • "Goodness, man, don't be so lachrymose."
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • I suppose Catherine fulfilled her project, for the next sentence took up another subject: she waxed lachrymose.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • 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.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It is true that the Limeans were given to interpolating trivial songs into the most exquisite comedies and some lachrymose effects into the austerest music; but at least they never submitted to the boredom of a misplaced veneration.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • But I would not be lachrymose: I dashed off the salt drops, and busied myself with preparing breakfast.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The Lake Lachrymose Police Department will be happy to capture a known criminal wanted for fraud, murder, and the endangerment of children.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • Well, at this very moment the Lachrymose Leeches are probably finding her very sweet indeed.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • With a little gasp and a big splash she fell into the waters of Lake Lachrymose.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window

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