Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective So weary as to be totally exhausted.
  • transitive verb To tire out utterly; exhaust.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To exhaust with fatigue; tire out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To weary too much; to tire out.
  • adjective Excessively weary; very tired; exhausted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To weary too much; to tire out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb tire excessively

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Examples

  • Washington's face never betrayed him, but a glad look came to the overweary eyes.

    Then Marched the Brave

  • As for the attempt of Veragua, or Signior PEZORO'S house by land, by marching through the woods; he liked not of, lest it might overweary his men by continual labour; whom he studied to refresh and strengthen for his next service forenamed.

    Sir Francis Drake Revived

  • Send me this good horse to the stables, sahib; I am overweary.

    Rung Ho

  • He was somewhat overweary after a strenuous year; but to Dartmoor he always came for health and rest when opportunity offered, and now he had returned for the third time to the Duchy Hotel at

    The Red Redmaynes

  • As for the attempt of Veragua, or Signior PEZORO’S house by land, by marching through the woods; he liked not of, lest it might overweary his men by continual labour; whom he studied to refresh and strengthen for his next service forenamed.

    Sir Francis Drake Revived. Paras. 200-292

  • "Sahib," I said, considering his words as a cook tastes curry, "our men be overweary to have fight in them."

    Hira Singh : when India came to fight in Flanders

  • They began to doze at intervals, -- keeping their canoe balanced in some automatic way, -- as cavalry soldiers, overweary, ride asleep in the saddle.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • And often as he failed he would not be overweary; and once, when he was staying at Nuremberg and tidings came from Venice that a certain German who might be Herdegen was dwelling a slave at Joppa, he made ready to set forth for that place to ransom him forthwith.

    Margery — Volume 06

  • And often as he failed he would not be overweary; and once, when he was staying at Nuremberg and tidings came from Venice that a certain German who might be Herdegen was dwelling a slave at Joppa, he made ready to set forth for that place to ransom him forthwith.

    Margery — Complete

  • And often as he failed he would not be overweary; and once, when he was staying at Nuremberg and tidings came from Venice that a certain

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

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