almost tearfully

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  • Almost tearfully he gave his men the order to face about and return to Berlin. Cited from The Youth of the Great Elector, by L. Muhlbach
  • But next morning, as he was rising, she said to him earnestly and almost tearfully. Cited from Lights and Shadows of Real Life, T.S. Arthur
  • He leaned over the table and gazed almost tearfully into the designing eyes before him. Cited from Dixie Hart, by Will N. Harben
  • In a few moments after our meeting all her reserve vanished, and she impulsively and almost tearfully drew near. Cited from The World As I Have Found It, by Mary L. Day Arms
  • She shook hands with him, smiled faintly, almost tearfully, and went in without a word. Cited from Watersprings, by Arthur Christopher Benson
  • "I am so sorry!" she said, almost tearfully. Cited from There & Back, by George MacDonald
  • The Atwoods, for whom the effort had been made, said little, but shook hands almost tearfully with each performer. Cited from Ethel Morton's Holidays, by Mabell S. C. Smith
  • "Can't you appreciate what I am doing for Maud?" he argued, almost tearfully. Cited from The Prince of Graustark, by G. B. McCutcheon
  • Even with every desire to escape Ruth couldn't resist the pleading old eyes which were looking at her almost tearfully. Cited from Glenloch Girls, by Grace M. Remick
  • "Why didn't you tell me, Charley -- or at least prepare me for this?" she asked, almost tearfully. Cited from The Prodigal Judge, by Vaughan Kester
  • When they rose from their knees, Nash, almost tearfully, pressed their hands and bade God bless them. Cited from Two Knapsacks, by John Campbell (AKA: J. Cawdor Bell)
  • "Why are you persecuting me?" she demanded, almost tearfully. Cited from The Foolish Lovers, by St. John G. Ervine
  • I insisted, almost tearfully, that I did; but I was told that if I did truly love Him I should always be good. Cited from A New England Girlhood[Beverly, MA] by Lucy Larcom
  • Robert E. Lee sat in his house across the river here, doubting and delaying, and going off at last almost tearfully to join the army of his State. Cited from From Canal Boy to President, by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Betty Billy Smith, toward the end of her visit, dolefully -- almost tearfully-- remarked upon my haggard appearance. Cited from A Fool and His Money, by G.B. McCutcheon
  • And the naive, big Major, bewitched by the child, subsided into soft contact with her, and they almost tearfully embraced. Cited from The Pretty Lady , by Arnold E. Bennett
  • Then the maid prepared to undress her, whereupon Jeanne first called her a stupid, and then apologised almost tearfully. Cited from The Saint, by Antonio Fogazzaro
  • "Molly, it can't be true!" cried Adela almost tearfully. Cited from Great Possessions, by Mrs. Wilfrid Ward
  • "I hate going!" declared Mrs. Ralston almost tearfully. Cited from The Lamp in the Desert, by Ethel M. Dell
  • He was lavish with what was his own, as Mrs. Tweksbury almost tearfully asserted, but about that he never spoke and always frowned down any reference to it. Cited from The Shield of Silence, by Harriet T. Comstock
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