American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Showing the effects of worry, anxiety, or burdensome responsibility: the parent's careworn face.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worn, oppressed, or burdened with care; showing marks of care or anxiety: as, he was weary and care-worn; a care-worn countenance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Worn or burdened with care.
- adj. showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
- care + worn (Wiktionary)
““He does repent,” she said to herself, recalling the careworn face.”
“He does repent," she said to herself, recalling the careworn face.”
“You look --" began Constance -- but "careworn" was a risky term and she stopped.”
“One of them opened the door for Gideon, who entered a large conference room, where President Diggs was talking quietly to a plain but pleasant-faced man in his sixties with the jowly, careworn expression of a hound dog.”
“The one she had addressed as "daughter" was a careworn woman of forty, proprietress and waitress of the house.”
“He stood there dazed and unheeding, his bonny brown hair rumpled down his forehead, his face haggard and careworn and boyish still.”
“The next morning we found him dead in his bed, a peaceful smile upon his careworn face — asphyxiation.”
“Though the Head Boy of our year still looks cherubic, if a little careworn.”
“But Mr. Kubrick makes the coda work—with Mr. Krause's camera locking onto a host of careworn faces as beasts transform into men while listening to the girl's halting version of a sentimental ballad.”
“Some have long hair, are shaggy and careworn, some have short hair, are sleek and cougar-esque.”
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