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weary

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwearywear‧y1 /ˈwɪəri $ ˈwɪr-/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 TIREDvery tired or bored, especially because you have been doing something for a long time 🔊 She found Rachel in the kitchen, looking old and weary. 🔊 She sat down with a weary sigh.weary of (doing) something 🔊 He was weary of the constant battle between them.see thesaurus at tiredRegisterIn everyday English, people usually say tired rather than weary:They were tired after their journey.2 especially literaryTIRED very tiring 🔊 a long and weary marchwearily adverbweariness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
wearyHe eased himself off the bed gingerly, feeling more than a little crumpled and weary.One by one the men made the shore, weary and bedraggled, limbs aching from the strain of fighting the storm.My head grew weary from trying to follow his arguments.Eventually some one will emerge from the muck, the rusty mayoral crown askew on a weary head.I was so weary, I fell asleep as soon as I lay down.It was Ritchie, his pale face looking weary, nose pink from cold.It was the peace of death and sorrow, in a land weary of war, and made listless by loss.There was a weary sadness in his voice.After the hike the two were so weary they fell asleep immediately.Snow in Boston closed down the airport, causing even more delays for weary travellers.Sixty-six thousand more made the weary trek home again.weary of (doing) somethingHe would have been acting out of character and trying on something his party had wearied of.I am sick and weary of all this business.One reason for the new fashion is that people are weary of downsizing.The electorate was expected to be weary of elections and possibly apathetic as well.Yes, he was weary of exploiting and of being exploited.I am weary of having my feet on the ground, dearest.By this time we had grown weary of heart-to-heart chats with senior management.Suddenly she was weary of the constant battle between them.
wearyweary2 verb (wearied, wearying, wearies) [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalTIRED to become very tired, or make someone very tired 🔊 Amanda wouldn’t admit how much the children wearied her.weary of (doing) something 🔊 As the day wore on, we wearied of the journey.wearying adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wearyPerhaps it would have, except that she was nodding off, wearied by Anna, lulled by the sound of the waves.Kerry's constant need for attention wearies me.It was only as the day wore on that we wearied of the journey and began to be afraid.He would have been acting out of character and trying on something his party had wearied of.weary of (doing) somethingHe would have been acting out of character and trying on something his party had wearied of.I am sick and weary of all this business.One reason for the new fashion is that people are weary of downsizing.The electorate was expected to be weary of elections and possibly apathetic as well.Yes, he was weary of exploiting and of being exploited.I am weary of having my feet on the ground, dearest.By this time we had grown weary of heart-to-heart chats with senior management.Suddenly she was weary of the constant battle between them.
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Verb table
weary
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyweary
he, she, itwearies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywearied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave wearied
he, she, ithas wearied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad wearied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill weary
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have wearied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam wearying
he, she, itis wearying
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you, we, theyare wearying
Past
I, he, she, itwas wearying
you, we, theywere wearying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been wearying
he, she, ithas been wearying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been wearying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be wearying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been wearying
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