• WordNet 3.6
    • adj worn-out drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted "the day's shopping left her exhausted","he went to bed dog-tired","was fagged and sweaty","the trembling of his played out limbs","felt completely washed-out","only worn-out horses and cattle","you look worn out"
    • adj worn-out used until no longer useful "battered trumpets and raddled radios","worn-out shoes with flapping soles"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carpet slippers were created by thrifty housewives who found other uses for old, worn-out pieces of carpet.
    • a Worn-out Consumed, or rendered useless, by wearing; as, worn-out garments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • worn-out So much injured by wear as to be unfit for use: as, a worn-out coat or hat.
    • worn-out Wearied; exhausted, as with toil.
    • worn-out Past; gone; removed; departed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Worn-out wōrn′-owt much injured or rendered useless by wear: wearied: past, gone.
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  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.”
  • L.L. Bean
    L.L. Bean
    “No sale is really complete until the product is worn out, and the customer is satisfied.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them.”
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “As person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.”
  • John D. Rockefeller
    “If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”


In literature:

But Mathieu and Marianne, worn out, overcome by suffering, no longer recognized people amid their tears.
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
Pascal, when he rose in the morning, felt worn out with fatigue, wearier and less refreshed than he had been on going to bed the night before.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
My grandfather was very worn out with all he had done during the night, and went upstairs to bed.
"Saved at Sea" by Mrs. O.F. Walton
Just now I scarcely knew him, he was so worn out with fatigue.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
She was worn out with the fatigue of the journey.
"Saxe Holm's Stories" by Helen Hunt Jackson
At the expiration of four hours the storm had worn itself out, and was succeeded by a perfect calm.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
It doesn't matter if you are a bit dusty and worn-out-looking.
"Vain Fortune" by George Moore
Young men, strong at the start, worn out now by the rigours of the march, began to drop.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
At length, worn out with sufferings, age, and often teaching, the day of his dissolution drew near.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
One plantation contained three thousand acres of land, but was said to be very old and worn out.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox

In poetry:

Then, all her errand done, she seeks
A lowly dwelling near,
And sinks, a worn-out trembling thing,
Too faint to shed a tear.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
They may not see the heavens unfold.
They breathe no out-worn prayer;
But, on a mountain, as of old,
His glory fills the air.
"On A Mountain Top" by Alfred Noyes
Cruel men are made immortal,
Out of your pain born.
They have stolen the sun’s power
With their feet on your shoulders worn.
"Soldier: Twentieth Century" by Isaac Rosenberg
Once this good man we mourn, overwearied,
Worn, anxious, oppressed,
Was going out from his audience chamber
For a season to rest;
"Abraham Lincoln" by Phoebe Cary
Young faces war-worn and deep-lined,
The satin smoothness past recall;
Yet out of sight is out of mind
For the worst wrong of all.
"Quiet Eyes" by Katharine Tynan
Say if one note of happier strain
This worn-out harp afford,--
One throb that trembles, not in vain,--
Their memory lent its chord.
"The Lyre Of Anacreon" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Lady Gaga has famously worn outfits made of meat, so it's no surprise that she came out swinging after.
Worn-out residents dig in as nor'easter hits.
Worn-Out Residents Brace For Nor'Easter.
Madea's Welcome Worn Out in Big Happy Family.
Worn out batteries to place burden on Emergency Services Board budget.
Worn-out excuse given to explain BYU success.
) I'm sure the Jonases are worn out: These little dudes work like crazy.
Worn out roll forming tooling and no drawings.
Fixing Faulty Jobs and worn-out components.
But one type of snake in particular has worn out its welcome.
Radiation fears in the new Chernobyl Diaries make for just another worn-out zombie flick.
Colby Lewis threw a complete game shutout on Tuesday to give the worn out Rangers bullpen a break.
It's worn out and has no room to grow.
Yesterday was our first cutting and I got worn out watching my wife cut the yard.
Worn-out residents brace for nor 'easter.

In science:

Numerous studies in the past 40 years have established that turbulent flow fie lds are populated by transient coherent structures that represent patches of fluids moving cohesive ly for significant distances before they are worn out by momentum exchange with the surrounding fluid.
On the Karman constant
We verified that using packages above 1024 bits not importing it numbers of gateways MPLS was shown faster in it processes it of packages, spending 33% of the worn-out total time on average for the Roteamento IP for the same situation.
Use MPLS in Lan's
My own copies of these three papers are now worn out from use, with “p” in “Spin” slashed through by Professor Roger Smith — a pun that, I am sure, Dick Feynman would have enjoyed.
Book Review: The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. I and II by S. Weinberg