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- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ʌnˈwɪəɹid/
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- Hyphenation: un‧weari‧ed
- Not wearied, not tired.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book VII”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554, lines 551–554:
- Yet not till the Creator from his work / Deſiſting, though unwearied, up returned / Up to the Heav'n of Heav'ns his high abode, / Thence to behold this new created World [...]
- 1777, [John Lind], “Section III. Conduct of Lord Pigot in His Disputes with the Nabob and with the Members of the Council.”, in Defence of Lord Pigot, London: [s.n.], OCLC 316436408, page 191:
- 1817 December, [Jane Austen], chapter XI, in Persuasion; published in Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion. [...] With a Biographical Notice of the Author. In Four Volumes, volume III, London: John Murray, […], 1818, OCLC 318384910, pages 225–226:
- The scenes in its neighbourhood, Charmouth, with its high grounds and extensive sweeps of country, and still more, its sweet, retired bay, backed by dark cliffs, where fragments of low rock among the sands make it the happiest spot for watching the flow of the tide, for sitting in unwearied contemplation;— [...]
- 1880, “Avidūre Nidāna”, in T[homas] W[illiam] Rhys Davids, transl.; V[iggo] Fausböll, editor, Buddhist Birth Stories; or, Jātaka Tales. The Oldest Collection of Folk-lore Extant: Being the Jātakatthavaṇṇanā, […] (Trübner’s Oriental Series), volume I (Translation), London: Trübner & Co., […], OCLC 1113055635, page 65:
- From the moment of the incarnation, thus brought about, of the future Buddha, four angels, with swords in their hands, stood guard over the Bodisat and his mother, to shield them from all harm. Pure in thought, having reached the highest aim and the highest honour, the mother was happy and unwearied; and she saw the child within her as plainly as one could see a thread passed through a transparent gem.
- 1908 October, Kenneth Grahame, “Wayfarers All”, in The Wind in the Willows, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, OCLC 305520, page 187:
- But the constant chorus of the orchards and hedges had shrunk to a casual evensong from a few yet unwearied performers; the robin was beginning to assert himself once more; and there was a feeling in the air of change and departure.
- 1917 November, W[illiam] B[utler] Yeats, “The Wild Swans at Coole”, in The Wild Swans at Coole, Other Verses an a Play in Verse, Churchtown, Dundrum [Dublin]: The Cuala Press, OCLC 4474827, stanza 4, page 1:
- Unwearied still, lover by lover, / They paddle in the cold, / Companionable streams or climb the air; [...]
- 1933, C[live] S[taples] Lewis, “The Northern Dragon”, in The Pilgrim’s Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticism, London: J[oseph] M[alaby] Dent and Sons, OCLC 5882929; republished Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014, →ISBN, book 10 (The Regress), page 225:
- He was standing unwearied in a lonely place among rocks with a dead reptile at his feet. He remembered that he had killed it. And the time before he had killed it seemed very long ago.
- Never tiring; tireless.
- 1605, Francis Bacon, “The First Booke”, in The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Aduancement of Learning, Diuine and Humane, London: Printed [by Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, […], OCLC 932932554, folios 20, verso – 21, recto:
- Notwithſtanding certaine it is, that if thoſe Schoole men to their great thirſt of truth, and vnwearied trauaile of wit, had ioyned varietie and vniuerſalitie of reading and contemplation, they had prooued excellent Lights, to the great aduancement of all learning and knowledge: but as they are, they are great vndertakers indeed, and fierce with darke keeping.
- 1680, John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That which is to Come: […], 5th edition, Edinburgh: […] Iohn Cairns, […], OCLC 15598886, page 84:
- Welcome, welcome, my good Evangeliſt, the ſight of thy countenance brings to my remembrance, thy ancient kindneſs, and unwearied labouring for my eternal good.
- 1691, [Anthony Wood], “DONALD O-FIHELY”, in Athenæ Oxonienses. An Exact History of All the Writers and Bishops who have had Their Education in the Most Ancient and Famous University of Oxford from the Fifteenth Year of King Henry the Seventh, Dom. 1500, to the End of the Year 1690. […], volume I (Extending to the 16th Year of King Charles I. Dom. 1640), London: […] Tho[mas] Bennet […], OCLC 940079791, column 5:
- DONALD O-FIHELY, a Perſon much valued among his Country-men, for his unwearied induſtry in matters relating to Hiſtory and Antiquity; was Born of an Antient Family in the County of Cork in Ireland: [...]
- 1712 September 3, Joseph Addison; Richard Steele, “SATURDAY, August 23, 1712 [Julian calendar]”, in The Spectator, number 465; republished in Alexander Chalmers, editor, The Spectator; a New Edition […], volume V, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, 1853, OCLC 191120697, page 294:
- Th’ unwearied sun from day to day, / Does his Creator’s power display, / And publishes to every land / The work of an Almighty Hand.
- 1796 February, “Art. III. The Works of Charles Vial de Sainbel, Professor of Veterinary Medicine. To which is Prefixed a Short Account of His Life; including also the Origin of the Veterinary College of London. […] 1795. [book review]”, in The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal, Enlarged, volume XIX, London: Printed for R[alph] Griffiths; and sold by T[homas] Becket, […], OCLC 901376714, page 144:
- He was certainly an ingenious man, and merited great praiſe on account not only of his profeſſional ſkill, but of his unwearied application in the courſe of his practice.
- 1819 May, John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”, in Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems, London: Printed [by Thomas Davison] for Taylor and Hessey, […], published 1820, OCLC 927360557, stanza 3, lines 23–24, page 114:
- And, happy melodist, unwearied, / For ever piping songs for ever new; [...]
- 1826, [James Fenimore Cooper], chapter VIII, in The Last of the Mohicans; a Narrative of 1757. [...] In Two Volumes, volume I, Philadelphia, Pa.: H[enry] C[harles] Carey & I[saac] Lea, Chestnut-Street, OCLC 1538219, pages 103–104:
- When the triumphant shout of Uncas was borne to his ears, the gratified father had raised his voice in a single responsive cry, after which his busy piece alone proved that he still guarded his pass with unwearied diligence.
- 1887, Marie Corelli [pseudonym; Mary Mackay], chapter I, in Thelma. A Society Novel. [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Richard Bentley and Son, […], OCLC 21176401, book I (The Land of the Midnight Sun), page 3:
- Midnight,—without darkness, without stars! Midnight,—and the unwearied sun stood, yet visible in the heavens, like a victorious king throned on a dais of royal purple bordered with gold.
- Not stopping; persistent, relentless.
- 1640 December 9, John Gauden, The Love of Trvth and Peace. A Sermon Preached before the Honovrable Hovse of Commons Assembled in Parliament. […], London: Printed by T. C. for Andrew Crooke […], published 1641, OCLC 1011800519, page 22:
- Love is the weight and motor of the ſoule, the Spring that ſets all the wheeles on worke. It is vehement, active, induſtrious, unwearied, invincible affection; if rightly placed on worthy objects, it workes wonders.
- 1792, “The History of the Restoration of Platonic Theology. By the Latter Platonists.”, in Proclus; [Thomas Taylor], transl., The Philosophical and Mathematical Commentaries of Proclus, on the First Book of Euclid’s Elements. […] In Two Volumes, volume II, 2nd edition, London: Printed for the author; and sold by T[homas] Payne and Son; […], OCLC 1021877981, section I, page 254:
- Beſides every thing there is endued with an untamed and unwearied power. [...] And beholding itſelf infinite, and the objects of its perception, it follows its own nature as its guide in unwearied contemplation.
- 1854 August 9, Henry D[avid] Thoreau, “Sounds”, in Walden; or, Life in the Woods, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, OCLC 4103827, page 130:
- Commerce is unexpectedly confident and serene, alert, adventurous, and unwearied. It is very natural in its methods withal, far more so than many fantastic enterprises and sentimental experiments, and hence its singular success.
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