Phrases with "weary"

Thomas Hardy He would have preferred walking, but was weary with his day’s travel. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Jack London But it was then that the unexpected happened, the thing which projected their struggle for supremacy far into the future, past many a weary mile of trail and toil. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Wilkie Collins Below this followed a quotation from the New Testament:— Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

William Morris You may be sure that the softest and loveliest of patterns will weary the steadiest admirers of their school as soon as they see that there is no hope of growth in them. Hopes and Fears for Art by William Morris [1882]

E. F. Benson Susan the sister-in-law of a Contessa. Susan the wife of the man whose urbanity made all Tilling polite to each other, Susan a Wyse of Whitchurch! It made Miss Mapp feel positively weary of earth . Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle We were too weary to ask ourselves what they were, but we felt the better for the meal. The Maracot Deep by Arthur Conan Doyle [1929]

She had the weary air of a woman who finds life a burden almost too heavy for endurance. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith Rain and cannon filled the weary space of that day. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Benjamin Disraeli Ah! Madame, if you can thus spread enchantment over the hitherto weary page of history, what must be your work of imagination!” Vivian met Emilius von Aslingen in his ride through the gardens. Vivian Grey by Benjamin Disraeli [1827]

Anthony Trollope At last, after a weary hour’s talk, it seems somehow decided that the sub-sheriff was in the right of it — that the list is correct, and that the prisoner may be tried. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

H. G. Wells For a long time I drifted, so painful and weary was I after the violence I had been through, and so intense the heat upon the water. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Wilkie Collins I don’t regret, far from it, having been roused to make the effort to be a reformed woman — but, indeed, indeed it was a weary life. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Wilkie Collins Her weary mind roused itself a little. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

But it was a weary and trying afternoon that followed. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

A few minutes, however, served to weary her of this, for she abruptly stopped, stood by the bedside, and, looking at her mistress, burst into tears. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

O Lord, let me save one soul that may plead with Thee for mine! Let me draw one being alive out of this pit! I weep — I weary Thee with my prayers, O Lord! Look down upon me. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Anthony Trollope A vain attachment in a woman’s heart must ever be a weary load, because she can take no step of her own towards that consummation by which the burden may be converted into a joy. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Rudyard Kipling The Gods weary of the play we have played against them. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Elizabeth Gaskell It is a question whether Mrs. Kirkpatrick or Molly wished the most for the day to be over which they were to spend together at the Towers. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was rather weary of girls as a class. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

But I am sometimes deeply weary of this life here, dear Francis. There is something in me that aches for Cumberland, even though there are scenes there that I could never have the Courage to revisit. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

The farmer was weary at the start, but his weariness was less fatigue than drowsiness, and as he warmed to his work he felt his strength returning. Comedy in the Full Moon by John Buchan

George Gissing Perhaps upon him too the baleful southern wind was exercising its influence, for he sat listlessly when he was not speaking, and had a weary look. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Jules Verne But I had just returned from a fatiguing journey, weary and longing for repose. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

He was here in Carlisle, and every beat of blood in him urged him, weary though he was, to go out and search for her. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Mary Webb Reddin watched her, a forlorn, slight figure armed with the black bag, weary with the sense of reaction. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

H. G. Wells It was only far on in the night that the weary telegraphist got an answer to his calls, but then the messages came clear and strong. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Maria Edgeworth Virtue acts from the impulse of the moment, and never tires or is tired; duty drudges on in consequence of reflection, and, weary herself, wearies all beholders. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Charles Dickens In the general experience, everybody has been wrong so often, and it has taken, in most instances, such a weary while to find out how wrong, that the authority is proved to be fallible. The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain by Charles Dickens [1848]

I had long ago grown weary of being surprised by these inexplicable somersaults, and they had by degrees extinguished my lively interest in humanity, disturbed my love for it. In the World by Maksim Gorky

H. Rider Haggard Meanwhile Foulata had prepared us some strong broth, for we were too weary to eat. King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard

Walter Scott I could almost wish it might either cure or kill me, for I am weary of lying here like an ox dying of the murrain, when tambours are beating, horses stamping, and trumpets sounding without. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

Mary Webb How easy and how sweet! He stayed where he was for a long time, too tired to get up, weary with a conflict that was hardly yet begun. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

Sinclair Lewis She was peculiarly weary of the same salads and ices which all Vernon hostesses always got from the same caterer. Things by Sinclair Lewis

William Henry Hudson Such a mental state cannot endure for more than a few moments, and passing away, it left me weary and despondent. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Thomas Hardy One is apt to feel rather weary of wives when they are so devilish civil under all aspects, as she used to be. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

He tells of the slumbering one which lay on a mud-bank with its jaws distended, weary of the monotony of the mangroves, and took but sleepy notice when upbraided for being a sluggard. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

Rudyard Kipling At Kensington High Street he loved me as a son, but when my weary legs came to the Addison Road Bridge he implored me with tears to unloose the straps and to fight against the sin of vanity. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

The others had dropped off one by one, weary of this adventure, which had at first possessed the attractions of a pleasure party. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Now was bright Hero weary of the day, Thought an Olympiad in Leander’s stay. Hero and Leander by Christopher Marlowe and George Chapman

Nikolai Gogol The coolness of the air round the motionless pool enticed the weary wanderer to rest by it a while. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

Wilkie Collins He rose again from the heather, weary of inaction, and resolved to walk backward and forward, within view of his post, for a change. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Rafael Sabatini The very galley-slaves, stirred from their habitual lethargy by happenings so curious and unusual, craned their sinewy necks to peer at them with a flicker of interest in their dull, weary eyes. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

William Morris To say sooth, I am now too weary to think of any peril, or what thou art, or whither we be going. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

George Gissing Unfortunately Christopher was too weary to notice it. The Town Traveller by George Gissing [1897]

Jonathan Swif To my knowledge he had several good hints to go upon; but he was so lazy and weary of the work that he would not improve them. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Sir Thomas Browne I do not envy the temper55 of crows and daws, nor the numerous and weary days of our fathers before the flood. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

Sir Walter Scott In winter the women told fortunes, the men showed tricks of legerdemain; and these accomplishments often helped to while away a weary or stormy evening in the circle of the ‘farmer’s ha’. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Wilkie Collins I am always weary now; weary at going to bed, weary at getting up. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Elizabeth Gaskell The break to her days of weary monotony was the letters she constantly received from Mr. Corbet. And yet here again lurked the sting. A Dark Night’s Work by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

I was weary of my pain, weary of everything, even of life. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

I am weary of urging you, in vain, to do so. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Julian Hawthorne The effect was rather as of a weary reader reading from a book than as of one who talks spontaneously, there was no hesitation, no rise and fall, no fire, no faltering. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

Sir Walter Scott He sate up in bed, and endeavoured to clear his brain of the phantoms which had disturbed it during this weary night. The Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

George Eliot I always shrank from the sight of a new person, and all the more when it was a person whose mental life was likely to weary my reluctant insight with worldly ignorant trivialities. The Lifted Veil by George Eliot [1859]

D. H. Lawrence She was so unutterably tired of everythingweary of the house, the graveyard, weary of the thought of Rico. She would have to go back to him tomorrow, to nurse him. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

Now, he was leaning, as we have said, against the carved door-frame when the melancholy, weary eyes of the king, by chance, met his. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

As I lay in my bed last night resting as only a weary woman can rest, I heard a light tap at my door. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Ivan Turgenev Suddenly he heard some one call him by his name; he lifted his weary head, and saw standing before him a stranger. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Samuel Johnson At last we came to our inn weary and peevish, and began to inquire for meat and beds. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Rudyard Kipling Surely no one would come to reclaim him, across those weary, weary miles of rock-strewn road . Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

I remember, as I unfolded our precious scheme for his retreat, how his stubborn but weary resignation was gradually replaced by surprise, interest, wonder, and by boyish eagerness. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson I was neither born nor bred as a detective, but as a placable and very thirsty gentleman; and, for my part, I begin to weary for a drink. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope As he went he met old Mrs. Brattle making her weary way to church. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Never resting, and never weary From matins to vespers. In the World by Maksim Gorky

D. H. Lawrence Mersham understood that Vickers therefore wanted to marry her; he also understood that as the pretendant tired of his landladies, so his wife and he would probably weary one another. A Modern Lover by D. H. Lawrence [1933]

Caroline Lamb I am weary unto death, yet I fear to sleep. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Edith Wharton Not that I was not eager to learn; but my long and weary illness had made my parents unduly anxious about my health, and they forbade my being taught anything that required a mental effort. A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton [1934]

Arthur Conan Doyle There is no next morningnight — eternal nightand long rest for the weary worker. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

There in the gate she was met with a young man riding a weary horse. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Those tears were the first which she had shed in all her trouble; the first relief after long hours of agonising suspense, of weary watching. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Theodore Dreiser And finally, in a form of religious despair, sitting at his desk, in his business chair, he had collapsed — a weary and disconsolate man of seventy. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Jonathan Swif It is a most ticklish juncture of affairs; we are always driving to an inch: I am weary of it. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

H. Rider Haggard Everything went well with them till late at night they came to the slopes of Mosfell. They were half asleep on their horses, being weary with much riding, and the horses were weary also. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

The field is so wide, the surprises so varied, the subject so full of unprofitable but curious hints as to the work of unseen forces, that one does not weary easily of it. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

Jack London Since the beginning of the winter they had travelled eighteen hundred miles, dragging sleds the whole weary distance; and eighteen hundred miles will tell upon life of the toughest. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

George Gissing Motives seemed weak; effort was weary and unprofitable; life unutterably mean. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Andrew Lang All the Shadows looked up with an air of weary expectation, like people waiting for their turn in a doctor’s consulting-room. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Jack London And we sneered at the Snub–Noses and asked if they were weary of fighting. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

Then the Lord Juss rose to his feet, and said, “O Queen Sophonisba, forgive us that our private sorrows should make us so forgetful of our hospitality as weary our guest with a mirthless feast. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Robert Burns Forjesket sair, wi’ weary legs, Rattlin’ the corn out-owre the rigs, Or dealing thro’ amang the naigs Their ten hours’ bite, My awkart muse sair pleads and begs, I would na write. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Poor Eleanor was never weary of listening to her father’s stories about the Prince Regent, and all the lesser planets of the darkened sky in which Mr. Vane’s light had once shone. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Abraham Merri If my mind had not been so weary I suppose that would have hurt. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

But what are we to do with Masha? It is all right if we weary him out or if we be succoured. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Guy de Maupassant He created on me especially the impression of being bored with other people, weary of everything, hopelessly disillusioned and disgusted with himself as well as the rest. The Hermit by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

D. H. Lawrence Alvina sank in a kind of weary mortification, in which her peculiar obstinacy persisted devilishly and spitefully. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Ann Radcliffe In a subsequent engagement my husband, weary of existence, rushed into the heat of battle, and there obtained an honorable death. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

It looks as if you were weary of me, and wanted to break my heart. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Tobias Smolle In his absence I was visited by Banter, who, being informed of my bad luck at play, told me that fortune would probably be one day weary of persecuting me. The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smolle

Thomas Hardy Long before this time Henchard, weary of his ruminations on the bridge, had repaired towards the town. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

It was a weary long way to St. James’s Park on foot; and the young mother had a horror of omnibuses — in which she supposed smallpox and fever to be continually raging. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Have I no claim upon you? Do you forget that your sufferings are my sufferings, your fate my fate? I am weary of pleading with you for your own sake. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

What a welcome, I thought, and it was for this I had come all these weary miles. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

A weary horse, lame in the off foreleg, stumbled down the track. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

I wish that anything in the heavens, on the earth, or in the waters under the earth would give me now such an emotion as I experienced in the shadow of that “great rock in a weary land. Across the Plains by Ambrose Bierce

When I began my travels through this world, in the palmy days of the Regency, I little thought what a weary journey it was to be, and what queer people I was to encounter among my fellow-passengers. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

We shall not attempt to describe them; nor shall we weary his patience by a detail of all the circumstances attending Mrs. Marston’s departure. The Evil Guest by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

He looked tired and ill, and rose to greet his visitor with a weary air, as if nothing in the world possessed much interest for him now-a-days. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

D. H. Lawrence The girl still sat in the Poultry, and her weary geese unsold on the stones, illuminated by the hissing lamp of a man who sold rabbits and pigeons and such-like assorted live-stock. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Wilkie Collins After some time I got too weary to go on; and I sat me down to rest on a door-step. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Robert Louis Stevenson For 600 weary paces I struggled through the bush, and then came on the stream below the gorge, where it was comparatively easy to get down to it. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Elizabeth Gaskell To be sure, people plan a long way ahead of today; more especially when one is a sick man, lying all through the weary day on a sofa. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Sweet, indeed, it was still; but the bloom and freshness had given place to a haggard look, and to dark circles round the soft brown eyes, weary now. “Jerry’s Gazette.” by Ellen Wood [1869]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I am so weary of those thick cups and saucers, and the endless chatter. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

And in due time those little birds returned on weary wing, all save one, without tidings. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Sir Walter Scott Oh, weary on the wars! mony ‘s the comely face they destroy. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

Shall I find some of your other weary workers here, too?” “What other weary workers?” I asked in turn, for I imagined I had gone over pretty much the whole list. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

Anne Bronte But the journey was a very long one, and we were all weary enough before the close of it. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

She was desperately weary and she wanted to forget, desiring, besides, some sort of stimulus as a flagging swimmer desires a rope. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

William Morris She watched it, and looked whereto it was going, and saw a woman sitting on a stone, with none anigh her, her face bowed over her knees as if she were weary or sorry. The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris [1897]

Marie Corelli He was beginning to weary of the conversation, and wished to be alone. The Master-Christian by Marie Corelli [1900]

As often as he turns his weary sides, He shakes the solid isle, and smoke the heavens hides. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Anna Katherine Green He found himself weary of his flowery bonds and eager for a man’s life in his native city. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

M. P. Shiel It was after midnight when she went back to Eshowe, bent with fatigue, weary of being, in her fingers a sprig of a tree rare there, the deadly-nightshade which she had fled to find. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

Edgar Rice Burroughs I shall not weary you with the details of that bitter and galling flight. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

George Borrow Becoming weary of the slow travelling of the post, I determined to brave all risk, and to push forward. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

But, hang it, I’m weary of the time — the world is a dull place. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Elizabeth Gaskell He sometimes came into the gardens of El Kanai (in which his palace was situated), and would ask, some questions, through an interpreter, in a languid, weary kind of way. The Shah’s English Gardener by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

Jack London Nothing rough, however, nor violent; merely the restlessness of weary and hungry men. The People of the Abyss by Jack London [1903]

George Eliot It seemed a weary time to the eager people while the black figure knelt and the monks chanted. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

William Morris Now know I the cry of the poor no more as a story heard, But rather a wordless wail forced forth from the weary heart. The Pilgrims of Hope by William Morris [1885]

Anthony Trollope After that, before this weary letter could be written, he was compelled to see his grandmother and explain to her that she had been omitted. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Henry James You are liable to be weary of us,” Paul Muniment went on; “and, indeed, I think you are weary of us already. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

You weary me to death, my good Noel, and I am determined to leave you to yourself one of these fine mornings; but I cannot permit you to quit me first. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

Elizabeth Gaskell By God’s mercy she recovered, but it was a long, weary time first. Cousin Phillis by Elizabeth Gaskell [1864]

James Joyce Are you not weary of ardent ways? And then? The rhythm died away, ceased, began again to move and beat. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Too weary to halt, they set forth again, Juss leading. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

There would be no wooden bridge on all the water, and the nearest one of stone was at distant Gledsmuir, over some score of miles of weary moorland. At the Rising of the Waters by John Buchan

Anthony Trollope And then he reached his chambers, weary and sad at heart. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

In fact, after taking a few drops of wine and a piece of bread, Charles, weary of waiting for death, had suddenly decided to go to meet it and had given the signal for movement. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Henry Kingsley Surely our summons must come soon, James. It’s weary, weary waiting. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Florence Dixie His feet, blistered and aching, strove to keep pace with the almost as weary horse. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

But no last trump could have so galvanized the weary attendants on Thespis and Terpsichore standing in patient column of four before the gates of promise. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Many weary detours I made among moss-hags and screes and the stony channels of burns. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins As for me, I was already beginning to weary of the patronizing politeness of the little priest with the big voice. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Robert Louis Stevenson O, be done with lambiness! Let us see there is a prince, for I am weary of the distaff. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

It would have been intolerable to him to suppose that Mrs. Granger could grow weary of the house that he had beautified. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu She came and stood by the bed-side, but he lay with his eyes closed, not asleep; she could see by the occasional motion of his lips, and the fidgety change of his posture, and his weary groanings. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Edith Wharton She felt suddenly weary of the effort of bandying chaff with her brother. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

She had grown weary of the broad sands stretching far away, flat and desolate under the September sky, and weary of the everlasting and unbroken line that bounded that wide grey sea. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

George Gissing Happily the only child of the union had died at a few weeks old, and the wife, though making noisy proclamation of rights, was so weary of her husband that she consented to a separation. A Lodger in Maze Pond by George Gissing

Robert Louis Stevenson What was more extraordinary was the passion into which I fell on it myself; being never satisfied that I had bought her enough or fine enough, and never weary of beholding her in different attires. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle After the hubbub and bustle of a great city, and the weary task of upholding appearances upon a slender income, there was a grand, soul-soothing serenity in the long sky-line and the eager air. The Mystery of Cloomber by Arthur Conan Doyle [1889]

Guy de Maupassant Some of the men shook themselves, but others did not move, and so I gave the order to set off again; they shouldered their rifles, and with weary feet we set out, when suddenly the scouts fell back. The Colonel’s Ideas (Les idées du colonel) by Guy de Maupassant [1884]

The tropical afternoon was lengthening the shadows on the hot, weary earth, the abode of obscure desires, of extravagant hopes, of unimaginable terrors. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

I got a note about half past four saying that Wake had crossed the river, but it was some weary hours after that before the fire slackened. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Wilkie Collins The weary days passed; and still my father’s brief letters described him as detained by his business. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

With a weary sigh she rose and stared at herself in the mirror over the fireplace, frowning as she did so. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

William Hope Hodgson But when one-and-twenty hours had gone, I grew very weary and something faint; and was forced that I look about for some place where I might have rest. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

H. Rider Haggard I am weary of it, weary to death of eating and drinking, of sleeping and giving in marriage. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Arthur Conan Doyle I found myself weary and yet wakeful, tossing restlessly from side to side, seeking for the sleep which would not come. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle [1902]

Rafael Sabatini Thereafter throughout that weary march each knew the other to be somewhere in that wretched regiment of galley-slaves; but they never came face to face again. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Daniel Defoe And I hope it will not be unacceptable, to accompany his with my own observations at Upminster; especially since I shall not weary you with a long history of the devastations, &c. The Storm by Daniel Defoe [1704]

Elizabeth Gaskell He said I should leave school, weary of it in a month. The Heart of John Middleton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

H. G. Wells The Germans, sick and weary with destruction, and half empty of ammunition, were facing up into the weather when the news of this onset reached them. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Thomas Love Peacock Through the forests wild, O’er the mountains lonely, They were never weary Honour to pursue. Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock

Thomas Hardy And please God we will!’ said Mr. Heddegan heartily, as if he too were weary of his brief honeymoon. A Changed Man by Thomas Hardy [1913]

Thomas Carlyle On the whole, one is weary of hearing about the omnipotence of money. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

William Makepeace Thackeray The light-minded people, on the contrary, were rather weary than otherwise of his sway. The History of the Next French Revolution by William Makepeace Thackeray

He was a man, very evidently, of a weary and naïve simplicity. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle You know him!” The low mutter had broken out again in the same weary monotone. The Land of Mist by Arthur Conan Doyle [1926]

Robert Louis Stevenson We were too weary to seek far; on some dry sands, still warm with the day’s sun, and close under a wood of pines, we lay down and were instantly plunged in sleep. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rafael Sabatini Rosamund’s weary eyes quickened to horror as she watched her — a horror prompted as much by the fate awaiting that poor child as by the undignified fury of the futile battle she waged against it. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

Robert Louis Stevenson The copying was a weary business, the more so as I perceived very early there was no sort of urgency in the matters treated, and began very early to consider my employment a pretext. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle I refilled my pipe, settled myself down in my chair, put my weary feet upon the fender, and prepared to listen. That Veteran by Arthur Conan Doyle

Edgar Allan Poe This morrow at last came, that is to say, a day finally dawned upon a long and weary night of impatience; and then the hours until “one” were snail-paced, dreary, and innumerable. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

Elizabeth Gaskell I have not wished to speak much of myself, or else I could have told you how much he had been to me during these long, weary years of illness. My Lady Ludlow by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

Jules Verne At one o’clock the wind suddenly lulled, and the weary men fell asleep and woke at daybreak, refreshed and invigorated. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Joseph Furphy Sit down an’ rest your weary bones, as the sayin’ is. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Wilkie Collins A weary patience of expectation was all she felt now — the poignant torment of thought was dulled and blunted at last. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

William Hope Hodgson Yet shall I now cease from saying further in this manner; for, surely, you shall never know all that was in mine heart; and if I cease not, I do but be like to weary you. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

The lads and lasses are a’ fleyed out o’ the sheilin’s, for the Yerl o’ Douglas — weary fa’ him! — and his proud horsemen are drovin’ ower frae Clyde like craws in the back-end. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Susanna Rowson Behold me, Madam, a poor forsaken wanderer, who has no where to lay her weary head, wherewith to supply the wants of nature, or to shield her from the inclemency of the weather. Charlotte Temple by Susanna Rowson [1791]

F. Scott Fitzgerald As the men, weary and perspiring, crowded out of the car, he smelt that unforgetable aroma that impregnates all permanent camps — the odor of garbage. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Anthony Trollope She was thoroughly weary and worn out. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins I am weary of hearing of Mercy Merrick. Have you any more questions to ask me?” “I have one more. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

G. K. Chesterton Almost at the same moment the Member of Government, who was nearly asleep, appeared at the entrance of the long room and made some sort of weary signal. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Charles Dickens She had another weary ride on horse-back of sixty long Scotch miles, and took shelter at Dundrennan Abbey, whence she fled for safety to Elizabeth’s dominions. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

Morning usually dawned before she closed her eyes; and it was nearly noon before she rose, weary and unrefreshed. Lodore by Mary Shelley

Come, all ye that are weary and heavy laden, for He has brought you rest. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

Wilkie Collins The groom, looking unutterably weary and discontented, was still leading my horse up and down before the house. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Robert Burns Hale be your heart! Hale be your fiddle! Lang may your elbuck jink and diddle, To cheer you through the weary widdle O’ this wild warl’, Until you on a crummock driddle A gray-hair’d carl. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

I knew less about him; but if his men were the trackers, they must have spent most of their days a weary way from their kraal. Prester John by John Buchan

Jonathan Swif I am weary of living in this place, and glad to leave it soon. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

Robert Burns The thresher’s weary flingin’-tree The lee-lang day had tired me; And when the day had closed his e’e Far i’ the west, Ben i’ the spence, right pensivelie, I gaed to rest. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Grant, climbing the stairs with weary feet, appreciated the carpet even while his other self wondered about the vacuum cleaning. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Many weary years might pass during which my country would once more stand still. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

He told Sir Philip that he had thrice renewed his own life, and had resolved to do so no more; he had grown weary of living on. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Mrs. Gaskell And she took my father’s great hand in her little soft one, and led him along, the tears dropping as he walked on that same unceasing, weary walk, from room to room, through house and garden. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

William Makepeace Thackeray They talk about themselves for ever, and don’t weary me. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Mark Twain Presently a vagrant poodle dog came idling along, sad at heart, lazy with the summer softness and the quiet, weary of captivity, sighing for change. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Yes, after years of weary waiting, after money had been swallowed up in apparently useless work, after sceptics had sneered and friends laughed, Madame Midas obtained her reward. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Walter Scott The Baron return'd in three days space, And his looks were sad and sour; And weary was his courser's pace, As he reached his rocky tower. The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border by Walter Scott [1802-1803]

Rudyard Kipling They might be interested to learn — here the chaplain heaved a weary sigh — that he had taken all steps that, in his poor judgment, would meet the needs of the case. Stalky & Co. by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Andrew Lang The mournful Princess had to continue her weary way, and after many troubles and hardships she again found rest and shelter in a third house exactly similar to the two others. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassan This existence, which lasted seven years, did not weary her nor seem monotonous, for she adored the incessant excitement of society, but sometimes she felt that she desired something different. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope Since I have been here I have written to him once — one sad, long, weary letter. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence Their father took them to the exhibition, miles and miles of weary paintings. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Arthur Conan Doyle They brightened the dull routine of Kate’s weary life and sent Tom back to the office full of spirit and hope. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Florence Dixie I am worn and weary ; but I will look for her till I drop. Redeemed in Blood by Florence Dixie [1889]

George Gissing He found her alone in a small drawing-room, and sat down with an expression of weary discontent. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]