aweary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ weary

Adjective[edit]

aweary (comparative more aweary, superlative most 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.
    • 1871 Dante Gabriel Rosetti, The cloud confines, lines 49-50
      The sky leans dumb on the sea, / Aweary with all its wings;
    • 1891: Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company - Chapter XII
      "Nay, save that she seems aweary".
    • ante 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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