weather-beaten love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Damaged or worn by exposure to the weather.
  • adj. Lined or coarsened from being outdoors: a weather-beaten face.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Beaten or harassed by the weather; worn or damaged by exposure to the weather or the outdoors, especially to severe weather.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Beaten or harassed by the weather; worn by exposure to the weather, especially to severe weather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Beaten or marred by the weather; seasoned or hardened by exposure to all kinds of weather: as, a weather-beaten sailor.

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

  • adj. worn by exposure to the weather
  • adj. tanned and coarsened from being outdoors


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  • And then I followed him out and sat beside him on an old couch covered with a wool blanket in front of a low weather-beaten coffee table.

    So Much Pretty

  • From the roof, they could see the entire yard and down the street, past the weather-beaten houses to the VFW at the end of the block, where oldsters gathered to play bingo and swap stories.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Families lived in small houses, what real estate agents might call cottages or bungalows somewhere else, with weather-beaten exteriors ringed by short cyclone fences, or in apartments with rusting barbeques on the porches.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • The slightly weather-beaten interior seemed to suit the cheerful group that piled in, heading, predictably, for a cabinet that housed a particularly rare vintage of something golden and strong-smelling.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • Nonetheless, we need to make use of all available political, diplomatic, economic and legal channels to prevent Venezuela from developing a nuclear weapons capability, going rogue, upsetting the balance of the Latin American NWFZ, and punching yet another hole in an already weather-beaten global nonproliferation framework.

    Rizwan Ladha: Venezuela Is Going Nuclear, and We Should Be Worried

  • So old and weather-beaten was his buckskin shirt that ragged filaments, here and there, showed where proud fringes once had been.

    Chapter 13

  • Here was no blue-jacketed, weather-beaten son of the sea, but a soft-spoken gentleman, for all the world the type of successful business man one meets in all the clubs.


  • Down in the bric-a-brac bargain basement one item did catch my imagination, and even at its suggested £450 price tag I'd be sorely tempted to bid for a weather-beaten brown leather panel-stitched rugby ball signed by each of the 1971 British Lions touring party to New Zealand.

    Des Connor's 1971 Lions-bait remains absolutely priceless | Frank Keating

  • From here I could locate the weather-beaten mounds of desiccated earth known as the Badlands.

    Mercy Kill

  • They drove to the site, a weather-beaten bungalow near the boardwalk.

    Shore Thing


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