in a way that shows physical or mental exhaustion:Amid a rain of debris and the noise of a small avalanche, two small figures drag themselves painfully and wearily from the ruins.
in a way that shows impatience, dissatisfaction, or overfamiliarity:The Staten Island Ferry is usually a scene of seasoned commuters wearily ignoring the snap-happy tourists who arrive in droves to take pictures of the Statue of Liberty.Seasoned activists wearily explain that these youth have been at higher risk for quite some time—but thanks for noticing.
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How to use wearily in a sentence
Fortunately, TV was there to pick up the slack and keep pandemic-weary viewers entertained at home with more quality content than ever before—much of it from streaming platforms rather than traditional broadcast television.TV Technica 2020: Our favorite shows and binges in a year of living distantly | Ars Staff | December 26, 2020 | Ars Technica
Having made and sampled more than a score of cheesesteaks to perfect the recipe, I’ve grown weary of them.Give in to pandemic cravings, starting with a homemade cheesesteak sandwich | David Hagedorn | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
A Parisian in the 18th century won’t share the same judgment of the fumes of rotten fish with the same foreign fascination as our weary time traveler.What Did the Past Smell Like? - Issue 93: Forerunners | Ann-Sophie Barwich | December 9, 2020 | Nautilus
Burkhard’s lens captures those sentiments nicely in Thor’s world-weary expressions and the wonder in his daughter’s face as she stares out at the ocean.This Film Will Make You Rethink Every Parental Decision | Ryan Van Bibber | October 26, 2020 | Outside Online
Google was able to correct the ship with the launch of the Pixel 3a, joining the likes of Apple and Samsung in offering budget versions of its smartphone flagship as consumers grew weary of premium prices.
Until then, men shall all wearily grow our facial hair, wear flannel, and confuse the hell out of each other out on the streets.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’ | Tim Teeman | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Whew, that guy,” says Jerry wearily, rising to go out front for his set with the New Riders.
I came home from a photo shoot one evening and walked wearily to my room.
Although I was 23 years old and dreaded losing my job for going over budget, I wearily said, “Done.”Oswald’s Mother Was a Thoroughly Disagreeable Piece of Work | Steve North | November 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Marsalis simply smiles and shakes his wearily at the criticism that's followed him for most of his career.Wynton Marsalis Celebrates 25 Years of Jazz at Lincoln Center | Allison Samuels | January 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He looked up wearily and met the fierce gaze of the chief inspector with a glance almost apologetic.Dope | Sax Rohmer
He stopped and supported his shrunken frame wearily on his crutches, and leaned against a neighboring wall.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
Norman rose, and wearily walked upstairs, while his sister lingered to excuse herself.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
"Nothing much matters now, McKibben," returned the prisoner wearily.Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
"No, it isn't a dance," came back Mollie's voice wearily from the other end of the wire.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope