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  • adj. Extremely weary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Extremely weary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Very tired; much fatigued; dog-tired.


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  • "Let it be tonight," says the hidden chap, and his voice was dog-weary.

    The Sky Writer

  • He was even more demonstrative an hour later, when I was summoned to his presence just as I was on the point of turning in, and found him sitting on the edge of his bed in his dressing-gown, glass in hand, cigar at the high port, plainly dog-weary but content at having laboured well in the vineyard.


  • How many nights have we marched under the light of moon and stars, sleepy and dog-weary, in song or in silence, as the mood prompted us or the orders compelled us, up to the trenches and back again!

    The Red Horizon

  • For two days and a night she ran before it; but this of course is a seaman's phrase, and actually, fast as the wind hurled her forward, she lagged back against it until she wallowed in its wake, and her crew gave thanks and crept below to their bunks, too dog-weary to put off their sodden clothes.

    Shining Ferry

  • "We are in no posture to fight, it is certain, being drenching wet, dog-weary, and three-parts frozen; but, for the love of old England, what aileth them to shoot thus cruelly on their poor country people in distress?"

    The Black Arrow

  • "I tell you, I am fair dog-weary!" quoth Dame Elizabeth.

    In Convent Walls The Story of the Despensers

  • "Sure there's nought to weep for this even, without thou art so dog-weary that thou canst not keep them back."

    It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

  • I would whip thee till I was dog-weary, whatever thou shouldst be.

    Clare Avery A Story of the Spanish Armada

  • Now he’s at ease as he approaches his end, but I’m dog-weary.

    Conqueror's Moon


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