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lachrymose

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The surrender of life is nothing to sinking down into acknowledgment of inferiority.
John C. Calhoun
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Etymology

From Latin lacrima f., tear + -osus "-full", from Old Latin dacruma, from proto-indo-European *dakru-, cognate with English tear.

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lachrymose

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  1. tearful, sorrowful, sad, pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying
    1927. "It is true that Limeans were given to interpolating trivial songs into the most exquisite comedies and some lachrymose effects into the austerest music; but at least they never submitted to the boredom of a misplaced veneration." Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, p. 69

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