[ weer-uh-lee ]
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  1. 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.

  2. 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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