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dry eye

noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormal eye condition caused by an inadequate tear film, characterized by burning, itchy, and dry eyes and sometimes blurred vision.
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  • When he got through his remarks there warn't a dry eye in the room.

    Timothy's Quest Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Before the singer had finished the first verse there was not a dry eye in the room.

    The Boy Patrol on Guard Edward S. Ellis
  • There was not a dry eye among the servants when my sister was carried from the home where she had been so happy.

    Coralie Charlotte M. Braeme
  • There wasnt a dry eye amongst the men who laid him to his last rest.

  • And at the end of six hours there came tears—there was not a dry eye in the crowd—men and women alike wept like children.

    The King's Cup-Bearer Amy Catherine Walton
  • There was not a dry eye among the audience, and the speaker choked with emotion.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould
  • There was not a dry eye in the room after this burst of agonized nature.

  • Bathsheba was at the full depth for tears, but she maintained a dry eye.

  • This little scene touched us all, and Mrs. Aleshine afterwards informed me that for a moment she hadn't a dry eye in her head.

    The Dusantes Frank R. Stockton
Contemporary definitions for dry eye
noun

an eye condition resulting from inadequate production of tears which may cause reduced visual acuity; also called [keratoconjunctivitis sic'ca]

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