• "He saw an old man, who seemed to be very weary."
    "He saw an old man, who seemed to be very weary."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Weariful Abounding in qualities which cause weariness; wearisome.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • weariful An unnecessary extension of weary; perhaps suggested by wearisome.] Full of weariness; causing weariness; wearisome; tiresome; tedious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Weariful wearisome
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  • Roden Noel
    Roden Noel
    “What if men take to following where He leads, weary of mumbling Athanasian creeds?”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.”
  • Hugh Hamilton
    Hugh Hamilton
    “I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this.”
  • Herodotus
    “Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “The greatest weariness comes from work not done.”


No rest for the weary - No rest for the weary means that you must keep on working even though you're exhausted or tired.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wérig, weary.


In literature:

Weariness brought him no rest; if he slept, he woke with the start of a hunted soul, and found him asking that same dreadful question.
"Winter Evening Tales" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Some of the feebler marchers showed signs of weariness and began to grumble at our speed.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
Well was it for Bellerophon that the gentle child had grown so fond of him, and was never weary of keeping him company.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
His own horse now showed unmistakable signs of weariness.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
I am weary of the life here.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Yet the theme is so infinitely varied that the reader never wearies.
"Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works" by Kåalidåasa
Before long Montfort's English followers grew weary of the hard conditions of mountain warfare.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
But Nehushta gazed northward and was weary of the cold, and southward, and she wearied of the heat.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
But once with angry words they part: O, then the weary, weary days!
"The World's Best Poetry, Volume 3" by Various
Afternoon work begins 2 p.m., ends 7 p.m.; incessant, wearying.
"Woman's Endurance" by A.D.L.

In poetry:

Weary drop the hands of Prayer
Calling out for peace;
Love always and everywhere
Sings and does not cease.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
"No builded wonder of these lands
My weary eyes shall see;
A city never made with hands
Alone awaiteth me--
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then Martha, wearied with her day,
Rested her apart;
But Mary knelt on at His feet
And fed His hungry heart.
"House Of Lazarus" by Edith Mirick
Oh, he can be the forest,
And he can be the sun,
Or a buttercup, or an hour of rest
When the weary day is done.
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
There, too, in calm of holy rest,
My weary head shall be,
As if it lay upon His breast
Who gave Himself for me.
"Holy Communion" by Samuel John Stone
God beloved of us, all men's lover,
All most weary that smile or weep
Feel thee afar or anear them hover,
"Sleep" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

TUSCALOOSA – There's no rest for the weary.
There's no rest for the weary.
Brees weary of Ronde Barber's ball hogging .
Even a garden editor's efforts look weary in late summer.
No rest for the weary.
A Prayer for the World-Weary .
Hear T Williams' World-Weary 'Malfunction'.
Manziel and Te'o hit Manhattan, a bit weary but hoping to become a Heisman Trophy first.
Weary of accidents caused by careless left turns into traffic on Rosemont Road, the city of Virginia Beach is installing new traffic signals featuring flashing yellow arrows .
Banged -up Bears entertain road weary Seahawks.
Japan Curbing China Investment as Feud-Weary Firms Flee.
I have grown so weary of the constant attacks on our president of the pettiest nature.
No rest for the weary detective .
Duluth man weary of legal battles.
Till today it brings a smile to my weary face.

In science:

Nonetheless, if blessed with some feeling for historic awareness we should be rather weary of such firm statements and claims.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
In the evening, the weary participants found refreshment(s) at an animated party at Kip Thorne’s house.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society