from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Weary of living.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tired of life; weary of living.


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  • Brothers danced like half-crazed bohunks on speed, swung their life-weary arms to the wail of Denver.

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  • Though their bodies slumped with young agitation, their faces betrayed a life-weary cynicism that aged them.

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  • I stared at the woman's hard, life-weary face with intensity.

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  • 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.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The pale life-weary young man was alone with the sweet womanly savage.

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  • He shifted his hand to her head, which she dropped suddenly, with a life-weary sigh, against his side.

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  • Who shall forget those terrible words of the poor life-weary orphan in the boarding-house?

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  • The second scene reproduces the corresponding incident in Gounod's opera -- Faust in his study, life-weary and despondent.

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