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definition of the word aweary

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a- + weary

aweary

  1. (poetic) weary, tired.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, I-ii - ...my little body is aweary of this great world.
    • 1830: Alfred Tennyson, Mariana - She said, 'I am aweary, aweary, / I would that I were dead!'
    • 1849+: George Ticknor, History Of Spanish Literature - And all his people told him that their horses were aweary, and that they were aweary themselves.
    • 1854: Charles Dickens, Hard Times: Second Book: Chapter VIII - ...when he is aweary of vice, and aweary of virtue, used up as to brimstone, and used up as to bliss; then, whether he take to the serving out of red tape, or to the kindling of red fire, he is the very Devil.
    • 1891: Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company - Chapter XII - "Nay, save that she seems aweary".
    • 1924 (posthumous, died 1910): Mark Twain, Autobiography - I was aweary, aweary, and I put it in the waste basket. Ten days later the bill came again, and with it a shadowy threat. I waste-basketed it.
    • 1940: Ngaio Marsh, Death of a Peer - "I am aweary with watching," said Frid. "Praise to Allah the day is ours. Ho, slaves!"

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