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Wayworn

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wayworn Wearied by traveling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wayworn Wearied or worn by or in traveling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wayworn worn-out by travel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weg; Ger. weg, L. via, Sans. vaha, akin to vehĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

It was hard upon the hour of noon, when I came, all tattered and wayworn, to the summit of a steep descent, and looked below me on the sea.
"The Dynamiter More New Arabian Nights" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They are ragged and wayworn and hungry.
"Benita, An African Romance" by H. Rider Haggard
A profound and wayworn loneliness showed in his figure, in his face, in his eyes.
"The Money Master, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
How have you heart for any tune, You with the wayworn russet shoon?
"The Golden Treasury of American Songs and Lyrics" by Various
The cow-herd took the wayworn fugitive in, and gave him food and shelter.
"King Alfred of England" by Jacob Abbott
Cameron showed the wayworn men every kindness.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume II (of 2), 1869-1873" by David Livingstone
Her face was pale, and there was in it the kind of compassion that one might imagine a spirit to feel for a wayworn mortal.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 3" by Various
They are wayworn by the travel that goes by and over them, without travelling themselves.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Art thou wayworn, or canst not further trace The diamond path?
"Endymion" by John Keats
It was hard upon the hour of noon when I came, all tattered and wayworn, to the summit of a steep descent, and looked below me on the sea.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The simple food provided by Hans was a delectable feast to the wayworn pair, who appreciated it down to the last allotted crumb.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Some years back, Marietta, I left you poor, friendless, and a wayworn wanderer through the world.
"Gerald Fitzgerald The Chevalier" by Charles James Lever
He was wayworn and full of courage, but he was very old.
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
How weary and wayworn are the women!
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
There is strange irony, too, in your setting off with us, such wayworn travelers.
"The Day of His Youth" by Alice Brown
Her untroubled young spirit had little sympathy for others more weary and wayworn.
"Old Kensington" by Miss Thackeray
There she found an old man, wearied and wayworn, who had lain down on some hay.
"Bluebeard" by Clifton Johnson
Where is the vision that has led this wayworn pilgrim?
"The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II)" by Moncure Daniel Conway
They are wayworn by the travel that goes by and over them, without traveling themselves.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
Behold, ye who are desponding, ye who are wayworn, ye who are despairing beneath the juniper-tree, the cruse of water is beside you.
"Bible Emblems" by Edward E. Seelye
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In poetry:

Till starting from his sandy bed,
The wayworn wanderer looks to see
The halo of an angel's head
Shine through the tamarisk-tree.
"My Thanks," by John Greenleaf Whittier
Helen, thy beauty is to me
Like those Nicean barks of yore,
That gently, o'er a perfumed sea,
The weary, wayworn wanderer bore
To his own native shore.
"To Helen - 1831" by Edgar Allan Poe
Until one evening a wayworn Priest
Stopped for the night in the Temple shade
And shared the fare of their simple feast
Under the vines and the jasmin laid.
"Story" by Laurence Hope