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weather-beaten

[weth -er-beet-n] /ˈwɛð ərˌbit n/
adjective
1.
bearing evidences of wear or damage as a result of exposure to the weather.
2.
tanned, hardened, or otherwise affected by exposure to weather:
a weather-beaten face.
Origin of weather-beaten
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • By the roadside, or rather the sidewalk, were sitting on their bags some hardy, weather-beaten looking men.

    The Falling Flag Edward M. Boykin
  • Old, weather-beaten houses they were—a dozen, perhaps, in all.

  • Two or three of the debased, weather-beaten faces impressed themselves on his memory.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • A coatless, tanned, weather-beaten crowd had already gathered.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Marion studied the serious, weather-beaten faces with new interest.

    Asa Holmes Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Then there was a flash of white teeth on the two weather-beaten faces.

    The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle
  • The officer was tugging at Van's arm, astonishment and black rage showing in his weather-beaten countenance.

  • The tower is very old and weather-beaten, and bears date 1635.

    Grace Darling Eva Hope
  • Old and weather-beaten it seemed, even in the distance, which lent it no enchantment in the bright morning light.

    The Colonel's Dream Charles W. Chesnutt
  • He was clad in his weather-beaten 146 tarpaulins, and on his shoulder perched the monkey.

    Madge Morton's Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
British Dictionary definitions for weather-beaten

weather-beaten

adjective
1.
showing signs of exposure to the weather
2.
tanned or hardened by exposure to the weather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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