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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overweary.


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  • But overwearied and warm from the fire, he could not keep his eyes open.

    Cold Mountain

  • The tutor was overwearied with incessant struggles to keep the two from variance.

    Hubert's Wife A Story for You

  • We forget what these men endure -- their risks, their privations, their fatigues, their anxieties, _their battles with themselves_, when sleep -- more insidious than even the lurking enemy in the bush -- tugs at their heavy eyelids, and their overwearied senses are barely held to their allegiance by the strongest mental effort.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • It was gastric fever, and before long there _were_ unfavourable symptoms -- pallid changes in the aspect, hurried breathing, wandering senses -- all noted with heart-breaking anxiety by the loving nurses, the Queen and Princess Alice -- the daughter so tender and beloved, the "dear little wife," the "good little wife," whose ministerings were so comfortable to the sufferer overwearied with the great burden of life.

    Great Britain and Her Queen

  • I feared she was overwearied with watching and her long attendance on my mother, for her face was pale and she had a headache.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator

  • Still she could not help reading, till she came to one passage which so agitated her that the tired and overwearied girl's self-control left her entirely.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • Colin sat down heavily, as if he were overwearied, and the farmer's wife moved about slowly, putting before him what she had; and the

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

  • Thou shalt not be overwearied with waiting; one year and then --

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • But Dale was quite composed now -- she had gone through so many shocks already that one more or less seemed to make very little difference to her overwearied nerves.

    The Bat

  • Might not Palinurus, without a miracle, fall asleep, and drop into the sea, having been overwearied with watching, and secure of a quiet passage, by his observation of the skies?



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