dry-eyed dry-eyed


  • (adj) free from tears


  1. On business matters, however, Edgar Kaiser is eminently dry-eyed.
  2. He might have added that the emotion would be a dry-eyed and somewhat mysterious melancholy.
  3. Joan Didion, famous for her dry-eyed unsentimentality, faces down tragedy and insanity and emerges to face it down again.


  • Ashland's Patty O'Neil wins 'The Hero'

    In a landslide vote, Ashland mom and salon assistant Patty O’Neil last night won TNT’s adventure series “The Hero” and $610,000. “We are partying tonight!” she exclaimed after being crowned the season one winner. She was remarkably dry-eyed. It could have been a first. (There was also the small expletive she unleashed upon hearing the news, but chalk that up to excitement.) The one-hour reunion ...
    on August 2, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "Afterwards I thought about the two presidents I had known. Ronald Reagan was emotionally moved by American history and the Founders, by the long sweep of history. Personal issues and relations left him more dry-eyed," Noonan wrote in The Wall...
    on Dec 31, 2006 By: Peggy Noonan Source: Miami Herald

  2. Writer Joan Acocella, chairwoman of the medal selection committee, said the committee chose Munro to honor "the emotional largeness and the dry-eyed precision of her beautiful stories."
    on Aug 12, 2006 By: Joan Acocella Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /