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  • adv. In a wearing (tiring) manner


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  • Factor in the wearingly familiar point about heaps of cash on corporate balance sheets and poor organic-growth prospects, and you might think a deal explosion is on the way.

    In This Cycle, M&A is Lagging

  • There is vinegar in her voice; her gestures apart from a wearingly repetitive flinging apart of her arms are pinched.

    The Children's Hour; Plenty; The Heretic – review

  • For many Filipinos, this bungling is wearingly familiar.

    Noynoy Flunks His First Test

  • The climax of The Nice and the Good is one of the most wearingly tense reading experiences available, holding up even to re-reading--and it's a great example of how this novelist of intellect and ideas also knew how to write action; the sheer physicality of some of her climactic scenes is stunning.

    Plot and thought

  • But now she was looking forward to that day, since trials of will between mistress and servant had become wearingly familiar.

    The Dressmaker

  • The Guardian described Martha Wainwright as "wearingly needy, endlessly self-examining", which gives me a damn good reason not to have anything to do with her, but just look at that picture, would you?

    A Rush of Blood to the Head

  • Your remarks are wearingly familiar however and common amongst those who wish to close down legitimate areas of disagreement .

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  • The disillusionment with memory that is everywhere in The Sea, though nowhere polemical or wearingly insistent, is a testament to the fact that – for those for whom the gods have departed – memory has become redemptive.


  • Elspeth had been less confident about the wearingly bubbly TV star going for it, but Teddy reported that she didn't need to be asked twice.

    Boiling a frog

  • The trail meandered along the mountain and then plunged steeply, wearingly downward, with never a sprig of grass for the horses, into a dead, skeletal ruin of pine and cedar.

    The Goblin Mirror


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