Definition of Timeworn

1. Adjective. Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse. "The trite metaphor `hard as nails'"




Definition of Timeworn

1. Adjective. showing the effects of wear due to long use ¹

2. Adjective. trite or banal; overused or hackneyed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Timeworn

1. showing the effects of long use or wear [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Timeworn

timetables
timetabling
timewarp
timewarps
timewaster
timewasters
timewasting
timewave
timewaves
timeweighted
timewise
timework
timeworker
timeworkers
timeworks
timeworn (current term)
timezone
timezones
timid
timider
timidest
timidities
timidity
timidly
timidness
timidnesses
timidous
timing
timing belt
timing belts

Literary usage of Timeworn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1917)
"CHAPTER III THE FIRST ACT IN timeworn DRAMA The afternoon was fine, and Yeobright walked on the heath for an hour with his mother. ..."

2. Sharpe's London Magazine (1848)
"The effect of the sun, as it strikes on the mossy trunks of these timeworn evidences of the old chase, is beautiful, and forms an agreeable contrast to the ..."

3. The New Peace Movement by William Isaac Hull (1912)
"So timeworn is it, and so great are the names associated with it, that its adherents cling blindly to it, and when they find that facts are at variance with ..."

4. The New Peace Movement by William Isaac Hull (1912)
""If you wish for-peace, prepare for war," is the timeworn expression of this familiar ... So timeworn is it, and so great are the names associated with it, ..."

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