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tired out

Also,
tired to death
. Exhausted, as in
She looked tired out after that trip
, or
He came home tired to death
. The first term dates from the second half of the 1500s; the second, a hyperbole, was first recorded in 1740. Also see
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  • She got tired out with her work days, and couldn't rest nights.

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  • Reclining at their feet were the three girls, tired out by the afternoon's play.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Fortunately for him they were tired out with the day's labor on the canoe.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • Then there was a fight that lasted till they was all scratched up and tired out.

    Cape Cod Stories Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Captain Jerry, tired out, did the same, but Captain Eri's eyes did not close.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • The buccaneers are drunk with liquor; tired out with slaughter.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • It circled the canoe three times, and tired out very slowly.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Had her temper, or her caprice, or her extravagance, tired out his patience?

    Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever

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