Weary is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of weary, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
EXAMPLES - Weary in a Sentence
- He looked kind of weary and discouraged-like, and says: (source)
- The New York Yankees just may have been weary from a long ride. (source)
- Hannah shifted her expression of weary dissatisfaction to Holly. (source)
- ` ` Maybe we were a little leg weary from the back-to-back games. '' (source)
- Devonshire there followed what the Ancient Mariner so feelingly calls a weary time. (source)
- I lay back on the sod, weary from the struggle, and after a while a great light broke. (source)
- The Moody Blues sound a little more world-weary, which is the perfect sound for the blues. (source)
- Beau took notes as Barbara Clay laid out her life with John Clay in short, weary sentences. (source)
- Instead, weary from the saddle, still numb, I slept the night through as if I had been dead. (source)
- Of course, the fact that physically I'm still weary from the con probably doesn't help either! (source)
- LCD Soundsystem the first single has been online for a bit now. i'm kind of weary of any song in (source)
- I realized that I was leg-weary, which is a thing you see sometimes with horses, but not often with men. (source)
- I now recall earlier discussions on this topic, but, alas, I was too brain weary, yet relieved, to do a search. (source)
- At the sight of his human face, the first in weary months, I could have sprung forward and folded him in my arms (source)
- The songs are majestically melodic and richly structured, with lyrics that convey a kind of weary, wary optimism. (source)
- It originated in the Indo-European root lad, which led to the Latin lassus, meaning weary, which is how we got lassitude. (source)
- That's how we cowgirls out in Colorado Springs like to greet one another when we return trail weary from the dusty plains. (source)
- Dressed in a sport jacket and jeans, Louis Vartan stood with his arms crossed and an expression of weary horror on his face. (source)
- They too have grown weary from the weight of my emotional baggage and would like to relieve themselves of its burden as well. (source)
- Back at the international forum, Obama was still regarded with a sense of hope and relief by a word weary of the Bushevik order. (source)
- By the end, Harrington and Jackson were weary from the Warriors 'up-tempo style, but thrilled by the freedom of Nelson's offense. (source)
- Zelda, I get this kind of weary feeling looking at Link's face, and I connect it directly to that time spent in that master dungeon. (source)
- He now recalled the weary journey thither, his exhaustion and the semi-consciousness of his arrival in a bewildering wind on a shadowy hilltop. (source)
- Jerry was weary from the manifold excitements of the most exciting day in his life; and he was asleep and kicking and growling in his sleep, ere (source)
- In Swinburne, for example, we see the word "weary" flourishing in this way independent of the particular and actual weariness of flesh or spirit. (source)
- The industry response might best be characterized as weary sighs punctuated with occasional slaps to the forehead when they think no one is looking. (source)
- Hazel chuckled at the recollection, and she recalled the weary look that had once or twice flitted over Bill's face during that after-theater supper. (source)
- The last two came against a Heat team that looked weary from a seven-game first-round series and overmatched against the deeper, more talented Pacers. (source)
- The attentive reader, however, will perceive that the invitations are not, in the strict sense, general, but that they are addressed to the "weary," the (source)
- Passing through Georgetown, we reached the little village of Tanleytown, where, weary from the short but rapid march, we spent the remainder of the night in sleep. (source)
- That sounds like a nation-building agenda, especially when the Times groups Yemen with Afghanistan and Pakistan as a project that the "weary" American public must take on. (source)
- Many also can recall the weary task of gathering a quart or two of the diminutive fruit for pies, and the endless picking required to obtain enough for the annual jelly-making. (source)
- Then she put the candle down, resumed her chair, and beating her hands together to a kind of weary tune, and rolling herself from side to side, continued moaning and wailing to herself. (source)
- Thus went she, even when the wind blew her silver hair around her wrinkled cheeks; thus she went until a merciful voice called the weary wanderer to ascend the path of heaven to rest and joy, in the arms of the beloved. (source)
- Ida's eyes softened a little as she recalled a weary, gray-faced man limping back up the hillside one eventful morning; but the turn that the conversation had taken had its effect on her, and that effect was to have its result. (source)
- When foreign critics have commented upon this, upon our superficiality, our commonplaceness, what they are pleased to call the weary level of our mediocrity, upon the raging unrest and race for fortune, and upon the tremendous pace of (source)
- Lest we should give to man the honor due to God -- lest we should exalt the object of our admiration into a divinity for our worship -- He who calls the weary and the mourner to eternal rest hath been pleased to remove him from our eyes. (source)
- He recalled the weary years he had spent upon his cattle farm, in which he had invested after the death of his wife in England; how he had come out to New Mexico, and settled down to form a cattle-breeding establishment with his young daughter Maude for companion. (source)
- After all, it's a part of being old-fashioned that Bullock possesses a kind of weary decency that could remind you of those amiable girls-next-door such as Hollywood used to possess - Doris Day, Sally Field, Diane Keaton, pretty girls but not so beautiful that they made people uneasy. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 62.0, which suggests that "weary" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 41 synonyms for weary.
all in, beat, bone-tired, bored, burned out, bushed, dead, dead tired, discontented, disgusted, dog-tired, done in, drained, drooping, drowsy, enervated, exhausted, fagged, fatigued, fed up, flagging, had it, impatient, indifferent, jaded, knocked out, out of gas, overworked, pooped, punchy, ready to drop, sick, sick and tired, sleepy, spent, taxed, wearied, wearing, wiped out, worn out, zonked
We have 14 antonyms for weary.
activated, animated, content, energetic, energized, fresh, happy, invigorated, lively, pleased, refreshed, satisfied, untired, unused
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of weary from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Physically or mentally fatigued.
- (adjective) Expressive of or prompted by fatigue: a weary smile.
- (adjective) Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out: weary of delays.
- (adjective) Causing fatigue; tiresome: a weary wait.
- (verb-transitive) To make or become weary. See Synonyms at tire1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) A feeling of being mentally fatigued.
- (adjective) Expressive of fatigue.
- (verb) To make or to become weary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
- (adjective) Causing weariness; tiresome.
- (adjective) Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; -- with of before the cause
- (verb-transitive) To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue.
- (verb-transitive) To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Tired; exhausted by toil or exertion; having the endurance or patience worn out by continuous striving.
- (None) Impatient of or discontented with the continuance of something painful, exacting, irksome, or distasteful, and willing to be done with it; having ceased to feel pleasure (in something).
- (None) Causing fatigue; tiresome; irksome: as, a weary journey; a weary life.
- (None) Feeble; sickly; puny.
- (None) Synonyms Disgusted, wearisome. See weary, verb
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
- (adjective) physically and mentally fatigued
- (verb) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody