Source:Beautiful Redemption Kami Garcia page 300
context:I felt tears welling in my eyes.
In their words:
[ wel ]
a hole drilled or bored into the earth to obtain water, petroleum, natural gas, brine, or sulfur.
a spring or natural source of water.
an apparent reservoir or a source of human feelings, emotions, energy, etc.:He was a well of gentleness and courtesy.
a container, receptacle, or reservoir for a liquid:the well of ink in a fountain pen.
verb (used without object)
to rise, spring, or gush, as water, from the earth or some other source (often followed by up, out, orforth ):Tears welled up in my eyes.
verb (used with object)
to send welling up or forth:a fountain welling its pure water.