How to use hold back the tears in a sentence

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Sentence Examples
Seems he's learned to hold back the tears and keep a stiff upper lip when political operatives spread scurrilous lies and outright falsehoods.
Yesterday, Cassie's distraught grandmother, Elizabeth Chery, fought to hold back the tears as she lamented his loss.
During some of his broadcast speeches it was noticed that he was trying to hold back the tears.
Examples from Classical Literature
The magnitude of his own brokenness began to sink in and now he could barely hold back the tears.
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