wore-out

[ wawr-out, wohr- ]

adjectiveChiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

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How to use wore-out in a sentence

  • Sprawling was lazy and wore out sofas, and little boys were not expected to talk.

  • She 'lows he's got some scheme or other, 'at ain't no good to your folks, a-lettin' good money on a wore-out farm like Skyrie.

    Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
  • Mrs. Macy says Mrs. Lupey is so wore out she can't talk of nothin' else.

  • Those made of mountain-ash had the advantage of being extremely light, but the runners wore out quickly on ice and hard neve.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • Him as lies i' th' churchyard loved me i' his way—men foak's way is apt to be a poor un—an' I'm wore out wi' life.

    One Day At Arle | Frances Hodgson Burnett