Complete Definition of "aweary"

English

Etymology
a- + weary

Adjective
aweary

  1. poetic weary, tired.

#*RQ:Shakespeare Merchant, I-ii - ...my little body is aweary of this great world.
#*1830: w:Alfred Tennyson|Alfred Tennyson, Wikisource:Mariana|Mariana - She said, 'I am aweary, aweary, / I would that I were dead!'
#*1849+: w:George Ticknor|George Ticknor, History Of Spanish Literature - And all his people told him that their horses were aweary, and that they were aweary themselves.
#*1854: w:Charles Dickens|Charles Dickens, Wikisource:Hard Times: Second Book: Chapter VIII|Hard Times: Second Book: Chapter VIII - ...when he is aweary of vice, and aweary of virtue, used up as to brimstone, and used up as to bliss; then, whether he take to the serving out of red tape, or to the kindling of red fire, he is the very Devil.
#*1891: w:Arthur Conan Doyle|Arthur Conan Doyle,
Wikisource:The White Company - Chapter XII|The White Company - Chapter XII - "Nay, save that she seems aweary".
#*1924 (posthumous, died 1910): w:Mark Twain|Mark Twain, Autobiography - I was aweary, aweary, and I put it in the waste basket. Ten days later the bill came again, and with it a shadowy threat. I waste-basketed it.
#*1940: w:Ngaio Marsh|Ngaio Marsh, Death of a Peer - "I am aweary with watching," said Frid. "Praise to Allah the day is ours. Ho, slaves!"

References
R:Webster 1913
R:Century 1914

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