tired of


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tired of having a strong distaste from surfeit "grew more and more disgusted","fed up with their complaints","sick of it all","sick to death of flattery","gossip that makes one sick","tired of the noise and smoke"
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A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child A vignette of a tired-looking brunette child


  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.”
  • Jeremy Collier
    Jeremy Collier
    “People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Man was made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Dieters -- People that are thick and tired of it”
  • John Petit-Senn
    John Petit-Senn
    “We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.”
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    “Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.”


In literature:

You won't ever get tired of loving me?
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
I was tired of the slow movement of my own feet.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
He was a fine big fellow now, but he was getting tired of farming.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But I tired of foreign lands at last, and persuaded my mother to come home with me.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
Not that she was so anxious to hear Joy talk, but she got tired of putting forth all the effort.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
I am so tired of having this abnormal thing reflected in the eyes of all my visitors.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
We Northerners are tired of being estranged from you Southerners.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
Liszt, tired of these disgraceful intrigues, quitted Weimar, only to return there from time to time in private.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
But he was tired of America, and determined to go to Paris with his share of the plunder.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
I was dreadfully tired of broiling on the roof anyhow.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In poetry:

The naked stars, deep beyond deep,
Burn purely through the nerved night.
Over the narrow sleep
Of men tired of light;
"Stars" by John Freeman
You have lost the power to enjoy,
You tire of each plaything new,
Mine is the heart of a boy;
Friend, I am richer than you!
"Riches" by George Essex Evans
I said to my heart,—'I am tired,
Am tired of loving in vain;
Since the beauty of the Desired
Shall not be unveiled again.'
"I said to my heart,--'I am tired" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
Oh happiest they, whose early love unchanged,
Hopes undissolved, and friendship unestranged,
Tired of their wanderings, still can deign to see
Love, hopes, and friendship, centring all in thee!
"Poetry: A Metrical Essay, Read Before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Harvard" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The tired wings flitting through far crimson glow,
Which steepeth the trees when the day-god is low;
The voice of the night-bird must here send a thrill
To the heart of the leaves when the winds are all still.
"The Valley Cemetery" by Mary Baker Eddy
Alone in deepest agony, while tired apostles slept;
No one to share His vigil—weep with Him as He wept;
Before Him, clearly rising, the Cross, the dying pain,
And sins of hosts unnumbered whose souls He dies to gain.
"The Garden Of Gethsemane" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

I (and the rest of America) are tired of the campaigning and the lies.
Tired of getting a bad rap a group of business owners is working to change their image.
Catching ZZZZZ's: Diary of a weary weathergirl who's literally tired of her job.
As of now, it's pretty safe to say that we're all growing a bit tired of hearing Carly Rae Jepsen's song 'Call Me Maybe.
I'm so big a fan of books that I'm tired of storing them, which is why I bought a Kindle.
Tiverton residents are tired of the ritual scare tactics of imminent doom to drive more spending.
Tired of clicking around YouTube and iTunes for online videos of substance.
Catching ZZZZZ's: Diary of a weary weathergirl who's literally tired of her job.
Tired of working 9 to 5 and need a true taste of Southern hospitality.
I will never get tired of posting this photo of Kim Dotcom .
I will never get tired of posting this photo of Kim Dotcom.
It's been a long, rocky road for thousands of Californians who are still waiting to get their driver's license and they are tired of the delays.
And Wednesday night, residents told Department of Transportation staff they're tired of it.
For Canadians tired of the noise and excitement of Disney attractions, Sanibel and Captiva Islands , a 3½ hour drive from Orlando, offer a calming respite.
0Catching ZZZZZ's: Diary of a weary weathergirl who's literally tired of her job.

In science:

In append ix G, we propose an en tire ly new approach, based on un i form superposi tions over large subsets of f ( DN ).
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
The fifth (and most tentative) — after propositions that the clusters may not be in equilibrium or that light may tire on traversal of enormous distances — is: “Final ly, attention must be cal led to the recent discovery of luminous and of dark intergalactic matter.
RIP: The Macho Era (1974-2004)
And Weizs¨acker did and brought the paper to Bohr. A few days after that Bohr invited him to discuss the work. “At the beginning of this meeting, — Weizs¨acker told me, — I was young and exited, but Professor seemed to me was old and tired”.
Basics of a photon collider
After four or five hours of discussion. — Weizs¨acker continued, — I was young and tired, but Professor was old and excited”.
Basics of a photon collider
This is the very last section being written (wherever it may appear in the final paper), and we are getting tired, so all you get are about 10 NASA bullets, less well aimed than some other sorts (though not so badly as the Jezail that simultaneously hit the shoulder and thigh of Dr.
Astrophysics in 2006