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overweary

[adjective oh-ver-weer-ee; verb oh-ver-weer-ee] /adjective ˈoʊ vərˈwɪər i; verb ˌoʊ vərˈwɪər i/
adjective
1.
excessively weary; tired out.
verb (used with object), overwearied, overwearying.
2.
to weary to excess; overcome with weariness.
Origin of overweary
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; over- + weary
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  • Send me this good horse to the stables, sahib; I am overweary.

    Rung Ho! Talbot Mundy
  • Washington's face never betrayed him, but a glad look came to the overweary eyes.

    Then Marched the Brave Harriet T. Comstock

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