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toilworn

[toil-wawrn, -wohrn]
adjective
  1. worn by toil: toilworn hands.
  2. worn out or aged by toil: a toilworn farmer.
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Origin of toilworn

First recorded in 1745–55; toil1 + worn
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Examples from the Web for toilworn

Historical Examples

  • First, the toilworn Craftsman that with earth-made Implement laboriously conquers the Earth, and makes her man's.

    Sartor Resartus

    Thomas Carlyle

  • First, the toilworn craftsman who with earth-made implement laboriously conquers the Earth, and makes her man's.

    Practical Ethics

    William DeWitt Hyde

  • First the toilworn Craftsman that with earth-made implement laboriously conquers the earth, and makes her man's.

  • Hitherto his life had been poor and toilworn; but otherwise not ungenial, and, with all its distresses, by no means unhappy.

    Life of Robert Burns

    Thomas Carlyle

  • And if their hands were toilworn and their clothes very old-fashioned, Mary did not care.

    Dolly's College Experiences

    Mabel Cronise Jones