Definitions

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  • adv. In a tired manner.

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  • adv. in a weary manner

Etymologies

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tired +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Daydreaming tiredly, I suddenly caught sight of hundreds of motley padlocks - without keys - attached to the wire mesh stretching well above reach and presumably meant to prevent would-be suicides from clambering over the guardrails.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • About an early ancestor in the mid-19th century, she says, after imagining that his parents lived in poverty: "The mother sits tiredly at her spinning wheel with a hank of tallowy grayish wool while the father puts on his green felt hat with the little red feather and trudges over to the Rathaus to hear the latest bad news."

    Suzanne Berne's "Missing Lucile," reviewed by Carolyn See

  • Thermo tiredly shook his head and I suddenly choked.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • He sat tiredly listening to singers file into a Glasgow hotel room, the kind of place where contestants still tried out.

    The Judging of Simon Cowell

  • Sebastian asked tiredly, plopping onto the couch and stretching his legs.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Ridge spoke her name in a tone that tiredly appealed to her not to hassle him.

    Western Man

  • Kit went to their bikes, leaning tiredly against two pine trees, and retrieved her water bottle.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • He smiled tiredly, noting my fascination with the mace.

    Fire The Sky

  • At the picnic, Quayle good-naturedly answers a few questions: "I wrote a few posts that were satirical and fictional three or four years ago," he says, tiredly.

    Ben Quayle's run for Congress, interrupted by Internet columnist Nik Richie

  • He smiled tiredly at his peace-keeping when the nights were relatively quieter; the nights when stars fell off the sky because they weren't afraid of being caught in nets held up by tyrants.

    Peace-keeping (Valentine's Day Massacre Theme)

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