tear-jerking = "profoundly moving"

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Thu Jan 7 04:05:58 UTC 2010

Once I saw that, I had to do a search on "tear-jerked", and wasn't disappointed. Here's one; there are more:

There are casualties, so obviously I am going to be tear-jerked. Starring Mel Gibson, and out in theaters now, this is a must see weeper. ...

Neal Whitman
Email: nwhitman at ameritech.net
Blog: http://literalminded.wordpress.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonathan Lighter" <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 7:13 PM
Subject: tear-jerking = "profoundly moving"

> From an Amazon.com review in 2000
> [
> http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Voices-World-War-International/product-reviews/0877452644/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1]:
> Filled with excellent excerpts of little known works, from plays to prose,
> and a tear-jerking introduction that captures the hopelessness of the
> millions of men that died in the Great War.
> JL

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