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dead tired

see dead on one's feet.

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Related Words for dead tired

overworked, exhausted, jaded, sleepy, disgusted, impatient, fatigued, bored, weary, disabled, dead, weak, drained, weakened, listless, wearing, wearied, enervated, discontented, beat

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Historical Examples of dead tired

  • He was so dead-tired that I know he couldn't have lived if it had been cholera.

    A Little Girl of Long Ago

    Amanda Millie Douglas

  • He was just as dead-tired in the morning as when he lay down.

  • He explained this by saying he feared to awaken the dead-tired, half-starved individuals on the bunks.


    Edwin A. Brown

  • My dear Harry,—I have been feeling so dead-tired all this spring that I believe a long break from my usual scenes is necessary.

  • Then the swarthy warrior dismounted and ordered the pakeha to get into the saddle; he saw that his prisoner was dead-tired.