Origin of worn-out
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But millennials are simply rejecting the worn-out trappings and organizations of the Establishment—and quite right too.
President Dwight Eisenhower was regarded as a worn-out old soldier when he turned over the presidency to JFK in 1961.
To those well-meant but worn-out bromides I say, first, what wild?
Toy Story belonged to worn-out Woody not brand-new Buzz Lightyear.
A: [Laughs] I consider myself a conservative, you know, it's a worn-out phrase, in the Reagan tradition.
She went to bed, worn-out by anxiety and fear—a fear that had made her remain in the laboratory as late as possible.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
The Papey, a house for worn-out priests, was in Bevis Marks.Medival London|William Benham
We hoped to find some cheap method of restoring nitrogen and phosphorus to the worn-out soil which our poor peasants till.The Maids of Paradise|Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
The butterflies frequent open fields, and are sometimes exceedingly abundant in worn-out lands in the Southern States.The Butterfly Book|William Jacob Holland
Perhaps it was a worn-out virtue, left to the bas-peuple—to the vulgar—and to animals?Vendetta|Marie Corelli