Or, worse, they are contrived to sound tired, perhaps in an attempt to come off as world-weary.
McKean looks so fragile and world-weary as he speaks in his Chicago accent, he seems to require rescue.
It has an old-fashioned, world-weary stoicism that lends a potentially ludicrous story emotional heft.
The world-weary wife knew not but that she had another husband still living, and a stigma, indelible, rested upon Franklin.
"Nevertheless I'll stay," answered the world-weary voice again.
The heroines of poems and fictions are complex people to-day, world-weary, tempestuous and without peace of heart or mind.
world-weary, and in despair, he apparently wished only to die.
The world-weary orator and lawyer was still Master Guy to him.
The world-weary man looks on with wonder, reverencing yet not comprehending.
Istar drew a long sigh, and for an instant she closed her world-weary eyes.