to wear weary


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wear \Wear\, v. i.
   1. To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear
      the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or
      attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence,
      sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as,
      a man wears well as an acquaintance.
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   2. To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to
      suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to
      decay, or be spent, gradually. "Thus wore out night."
      --Milton.
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            Away, I say; time wears.              --Shak.
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            Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou and this
            people that is with thee.             --Ex. xviii.
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            His stock of money began to wear very low. --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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            The family . . . wore out in the earlier part of the
            century.                              --Beaconsfield.
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   To wear off, to pass away by degrees; as, the follies of
      youth wear off with age.

   To wear on, to pass on; as, time wears on. --G. Eliot.

   To wear weary, to become weary, as by wear, long
      occupation, tedious employment, etc.
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