misty-eyed

[mis-tee-ahyd]
adjective
1.
on the verge of tears.
2.
sentimental: a misty-eyed romantic.

Origin:
1955–60

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Example sentences
And he tunes them and times them, then lofts them to the misty-eyed worshipers who are swept with him into the clouds.
Invariably, my interlocutors would grow misty-eyed and nostalgic.
Playwrights went all misty-eyed and sincere this year.
No heavenly choirs or misty-eyed close-ups are trotted out to push our emotional buttons.
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