wear upon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wear upon exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
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Usage

In literature:

There are men who by no means wear their hearts upon their sleeves, and my husband is one of them.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
I do not mean that all should wear their hearts upon their sleeves.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886" by Various
I worship the living God, who wears no coat nor beard, and left no bones upon the earth.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan
The wear, tear and strain of modern life are concentrated upon the nervous system.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Salmon as served in Paris wears a different aspect from the one commonly worn by it when it appears upon the table here.
"Eating in Two or Three Languages" by Irvin S. Cobb
And the man wearing it, who lies prostrate upon his face, once was a considerable man.
"A Certain Rich Man" by William Allen White
The suspense he is under is wearing upon him.
"The Circular Study" by Anna Katharine Green
None of these things were the worse for wear: they had the bloom of peace still upon them.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
He wears the medal of the Order of the Crown, bestowed upon him by the Kaiser for admirable service.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Across the bridge of his nose was a mark such as is seen upon the noses of persons who wear spectacles.
"Tom Slade's Double Dare" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
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In poetry:

Who would drowze in dull devotion
To his ease when dark is done,
And upon its breast the ocean
Like a jewel wears the sun?
"Morning along Shore" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She cometh like a haughty girl,
So conscious of her beauty's power,
She now will wear nor gem nor flower
Upon her pallid breast of pearl.
"To June. Written After An Ungenial May" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The lovely lady smiled, and laid
A wreath upon the maiden's brow;
"Wear it, 'twill blossom soon," she said,
"Although 'tis leafless now."
"The Chaplet" by William Makepeace Thackeray
If 'neath the perfect palm of love
You might have knelt,β€”in kneeling, blest,β€”
And if you chose instead to wear
A little rose upon your breast;
"Congratulation" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Yet that fond mother praised, the world caressed,
And ONE adored me β€” how shall HE who soon
Shall wear my gentle flower upon his breast,
Prize to its utmost worth the priceless boon?
"A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter" by Henry Timrod
Faces went by, as haughty as of old,
Wearing upon their heads the unminted gold
That flowers in blackness only,
And sad lips smiled softly, softly,
Knowing well it was too late
Even for Fate.
"Spring In The Paris Catacombs" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

When we think of ergonomics , we often think of the equipment we wear, hold, or sit upon.
Most plunged into the disorienting void, one wearing sunglasses no less, gazing through dark lenses upon what was already dark.
Upon his release from prison and before his exoneration last week, Banks had trouble finding work because he had to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, was a registered sex offender and had a felony record.
12 O'Clock Track / Music 12 O'Clock Track: Planning for Burial, "Wearing Sadness and Regret Upon Our Faces".
Upon reading his Nov 10 letter, "Liberals wear blinders to war facts," I believe Ron "Wick" Thomas seems to be another warmonger in our midst.
Michael O'Leary claims legislation forcing passengers to wear seatbelts is useless, unnecessary and insisted upon only by authorities he deems "plonkers".
Two dozen volunteers wearing florescent orange vests, holding signs and rubber boots descended upon Olympia on Saturday with a goal of raising $15,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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