- Latin defatigatus past participle of defatigare: to tire or weary. (Wiktionary)
“ A few survivors, precariously perched on sill-less windows, survey their double bind looking for perspective and vanishing points, a place to tip themselves over the edge in hopes defatigable winging.”
“He doesn't get tired of telling the truth – which explains his in-defatigable nature.”
“Louis XIthat in defatigable workman, who commenced on so large a scale the demolition of the feudal edifice, continued by Richelieu and Louis XIV to the advantage of royalty, and completed by Mirabeau to the advantage of the peopleLouis XI had done his utmost to break up this network of seigneuries which covered Paris, by casting violently athwart it two or three ordinances of general police.”
“It is withal an in defatigable teller and hearer of base stories.”
“I did honor to my corps (at least) by keeping an open table during the Rebellion, when provisions were so excessive scarce, an my house during it, the hospital for wounded officers, and my wife the matron from her in, defatigable attention.”
Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.
“Major general Steuben, having under him the in - defatigable patriot and soldier general Nelson, had by this time drawn together a considerable body of militia, inconsequence of the exertion of the governor.”
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Long words pregnant with discomfiting expectation
by Jack Winter
Published 25 July 1994, The New Yorker
It had been a rough day, so when I walked into the party I was very chalant, despite my efforts to appear gruntled and conso...
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