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misty-eyed

[mis-tee-ahyd] /ˈmɪs tiˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
on the verge of tears.
2.
sentimental:
a misty-eyed romantic.
Origin of misty-eyed
1955-1960
1955-60
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  • Taking his hand she stepped close to him, misty-eyed, atremble.

    Terry Charles Goff Thomson
  • The boys had kidded her before about getting all misty-eyed when Steve showed up.

  • "There ain't nothin' I wouldn't forgive," she vowed, misty-eyed.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • He threw a teasing look at Honor, glowing and misty-eyed over Jimsy's championing of the oppressed.

    Play the Game! Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • She looked, misty-eyed and smiling, at this man who had transfigured life for her.

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick

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