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  • The poor, jaded, world-worn man, who is no longer interested in women ... and girls!

    A WICKED WOMAN (A CURTAIN RAISER)

  • That's what Sam Cooke cited as the reason people endured Bob Dylan's singing voice, which today is more world-worn than ever.

    Paul Snyder: Christmas in Bob Dylan's Heart

  • Surrounding her is a wonderful selection of choice Brits, but my biggest affection goes to Rosamund Pike as Jenny's world-worn friend.

    Seriously... Some Movie Thoughts

  • Never have I been more sensible of the sanctifying effect of church music, than when I have heard it thus poured forth, like a river of joy, through the inmost recesses of this great metropolis, elevating it, as it were, from all the sordid pollutions of the week; and bearing the poor world-worn soul on a tide of triumphant harmony to heaven.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • This pipe-puffing tousle-headed lad was a world-worn veteran at age 7—later, of course, to regain his long lost innocence: a child at age 40.

    The Book of the SubGenius

  • It is highly imaginative in its scope, representing one of the world-worn and weary pilgrims of our earthly sphere as entering upon the delights of heaven after death.

    Famous Women: George Sand

  • Through this scene are flitting elfin forms -- Ariel and his fays -- singing to the liquid tones of Aeolian harps and lapping Faust's world-worn senses in the sweet harmonies of

    The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'

  • Childe is used in the ancient sense of knight, and the poem tells of the wanderings of a gloomy, vicious, world-worn man.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • It is expressive of more than the weariness of a world-worn spirit, or the thinly disguised selfishness of one who fears to pay the price of life.

    The Threshold Grace

  • It was now long past the hour 'of night's black arch, the keystone,' and the early dawn of a midsummer morning was already bestowing its first calm sweet smile on the smoke-begrimed streets and world-worn thoroughfares of mighty London, as well as on the dewy hay-fields, shady lanes, green hedgerows, and quiet country homes of rural England.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851

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