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  • v. Present participle of weary.

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  • adj. producing exhaustion


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weary +‎ -ing


  • The best hope lay in wearying out the besiegers; and there seemed to be more chance of this since the Gauls often could be seen from the heights, burying the corpses of their dead; their tall, bony forms looked gaunt and drooping, and, here and there, unburied carcasses lay amongst the ruins.

    A Book of Golden Deeds

  • Lembit alone is the kind of wearying bore I would hack my own arm off to escape if the situation demanded it.

    I'm a Celebrity: what effect will Nigel Havers' exit have on the show?

  • The staging is kind of wearying too, and the arrangement is early-'70s crass, but at least it's entertaining.

    What the '70s Called a Hit Musical

  • It had been something more than "wearying," -- that dull pain that had ached at Lilias 'heart since they parted.

    The Orphans of Glen Elder

  • The letters, which told the bairns, in their Canadian home, that their dear friend was ill, and "wearying" for them, told them little of the terrible suffering of that time.

    Janet's Love and Service

  • And then she added that she thought his mother was "wearying" to see him, and that he should go home soon.

    Allison Bain, or, By a Way she knew not

  • But it gets simply wearying seeing this over and over again.

    TOC: The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF edited by Mike Ashley

  • Still, even when it veers into the realm of Spinach TV — so good-for-you that it feels more dutiful than good — OWN is by and large a refreshing respite from the wearying, soul-numbing cable norm, which often exploits and celebrates our worst behaviors.

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • This gorgeous, glittering thing, this mechanical wonder, this miracle of gears and gems, never wearying.


  • Has leadership of the Church had a wearying effect on him?

    A Flock Divided


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