worne

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worne

  1. Obsolete spelling of worn, past participle of wear
    • 1906, Walter W. Greg, Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama[1]:
      There are seldom more than a few lines together which possess any distinguishing merit, such as an indulgent editor has found in Bellula's exclamation when she first falls in love with Callidora: How red his cheekes are! so our garden apples Looke on that side where the hot Sun salutes them; (I. ii.) or in the lines with which Callidora prepares to meet death from her brother's sword: As sick men doe their beds, so have I yet Injoy'd my selfe, with little rest, much trouble: I have beene made the Ball of Love and Fortune, And am almost worne out with often playing; And therefore I would entertaine my death As some good friend whose comming I expected.
    • 1850, Various, Notes & Queries 1850.01.19[2]:
      Bolton says, "The sayd victorious Princes tombe is in the goodly Cathedral Church erected to the honour of Christ, in Canterburie; there (beside his quilted coat-armour, with half-sleeves, Taberd fashion, and his triangular shield, both of them painted with the royall armories of our kings, and differenced with silver labels) hangs this kind of Pavis or Target, curiously (for those times) embost and painted, and the Scutcheon in the bosse being worne out, and the Armes (which, it seemes, were the same with his coate armour, and not any particular devise) defaced, and is altogether of the same kinde with that upon which (Froissard reports) the dead body of the Lord Robert of Dvras, and nephew to the Cardinall of Pierregoort, was laid, and sent unto that Cardinale, from the Battell of Poictiers, where the Blacke Prince obtained a Victorie, the renowne whereof is immortale."
    • c. 1788, Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin[3]:
      My inclinations for the sea were by this time worne out, or I might now have gratify'd them.
    • 1664, Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, June/July 1664[4]:
      Also Mrs. Clerke's kinswoman sings very prettily, but is very confident in it; Mrs. Clerke herself witty, but spoils all in being so conceited and making so great a flutter with a few fine clothes and some bad tawdry things worne with them.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I[5], 1921 ed. edition:
      VII Enforst to seeke some covert nigh at hand, 55 A shadie grove[*] not far away they spide, That promist ayde the tempest to withstand: Whose loftie trees yclad with sommers pride Did spred so broad, that heavens light did hide, Not perceable with power of any starre: 60 And all within were pathes and alleies wide, With footing worne, and leading inward farre: Faire harbour that them seemes; so in they entred arre.
    • 1566, William Adlington, The Golden Asse[6]:
      Not long after, the theeves laded us againe, but especially me, and brought us forth of the stable, and when wee had gone a good part of our journey what with the long way, my great burthen, the beating of staves, and my worne hooves, I was so weary that I could scantly go.

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