Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tired of life; weary of living.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Weary of living.
“Brothers danced like half-crazed bohunks on speed, swung their life-weary arms to the wail of Denver.”
“Though their bodies slumped with young agitation, their faces betrayed a life-weary cynicism that aged them.”
“I stared at the woman's hard, life-weary face with intensity.”
“When you tire of living, change itself seems evil, does it not? for then any change at all disturbs the deathlike peace of the life-weary.”
“All the same, they invariably appeared at the depot to witness this event, stirring to others no doubt, but incapable of arousing the interest of these life-weary youths.”
“It was just another such a blue, so she thought, as she had seen on the morning of what was to have been her wedding day, when, heavy-eyed and life-weary, she had crept to the window of her room; then the gladness of the day appeared so indifferent to her sorrow that she had raged hopelessly, helplessly, at the ill fortune which had over - ridden her.”
“The pale life-weary young man was alone with the sweet womanly savage.”
“He shifted his hand to her head, which she dropped suddenly, with a life-weary sigh, against his side.”
“Who shall forget those terrible words of the poor life-weary orphan in the boarding-house?”
“The second scene reproduces the corresponding incident in Gounod's opera -- Faust in his study, life-weary and despondent.”
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