Definitions for tears
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crying, weeping, tearsnoun
the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
"I hate to hear the crying of a child"; "she was in tears"
Tears are a clear liquid secreted by the lacrimal glands (tear gland) found in the eyes of all land mammals. Tears are made up of water, electrolytes, proteins, lipids, and mucins that form layers on the surface of eyes. The different types of tears—basal, reflex, and emotional—vary significantly in composition. The functions of tears include lubricating the eyes (basal tears), removing irritants (reflex tears), and also aiding the immune system. Tears also occur as a part of the body's natural pain response. Emotional secretion of tears may serve a biological function by excreting stress-inducing hormones built up through times of emotional distress. Tears have symbolic significance among humans.
Tears refer to the salty liquid that is produced by lacrimal glands in the eyes, typically as a response to strong emotions, irritants, or physical pain. They serve to keep the eyes moisturized, protect them from foreign substances, and can also be an expression of sadness, happiness, or other intense feelings.
Tears are secretions that clean and lubricate the eyes. Lacrimation or lachrymation is the production or shedding of tears. Strong emotions such as sorrow, elation, awe and pleasure, as well as irritation of the eyes, laughing, and yawning may lead to an increased production of tears, or crying.
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The fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands. This fluid moistens the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Tears is ranked #79846 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Tears surname appeared 238 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Tears.
74.7% or 178 total occurrences were White.
21% or 50 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tears' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2366
The numerical value of tears in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of tears in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy sweat will get you change.
We need never be ashamed of our tears.
I’ve read most of those written testimonies, and they are stories of tremendous faith, people who have been dealing with terrible suffering in their lives and have felt a tremendous spiritual consolation that Mary walks with us in our tears, i can’t help but think of my own shedding of tears for the poor people who come to our border, fleeing life-threatening situations. The tears of those children who are separated from their parents. There are many reasons we would shed tears, and God stands with us in those moments.
Members of the family shed tears as they went to see the site, it was particularly moving to see Mr. Sato's father asking the leader of the Kempeitai (a Japanese military rescue team), with many tears in his eyes, for them to continue the search operation and for it to finish earlier even by just one day.
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