Definition of Overwearying

1. Verb. (present participle of overweary) ¹



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Definition of Overwearying

1. overweary [v] - See also: overweary

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overwearying

overwatered
overwatering
overwaters
overwax
overwaxed
overwaxes
overwaxing
overweak
overweaning
overwear
overwearied
overwearies
overwearing
overwears
overweary
overwearying (current term)
overweather
overweathered
overweathering
overweathers
overween
overweened
overweener
overweeners
overweening
overweeningly
overweeningness
overweens
overweigh
overweighed

Literary usage of Overwearying

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1. Modern Painters by John Ruskin (1857)
"familiarity rendered all such scenes of natural beauty unexciting, if not indifferent to them, by lulling and overwearying the imagination as far as it was ..."

2. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"In this space, the Earl of Lincoln entered Yorkshire, by easy journies ; for, not overwearying his princely nephew, unaccustomed to travel, and, ..."

3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1866)
"This perfect familiarity ren- ' dered all such scenes of natural beauty ' unexciting, if not indifferent, to them, ' by lulling and overwearying the ima- ..."

4. Notes on the Life of Noah Webster by Emily Ellsworth Fowler Ford, Fowler Ford, Emily Ellsworth Ford Skeel (1912)
"Your ' overwearying fondness for Morse and Griffin and all that may be called Andover' was mentioned to me. I think I have the expressions. ..."

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