Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: WEARY & more

My Word of the Day

WEARY (WEARY) adj.[werig, Saxon; waeren, to be tired, Dutch.]1. Subdued by fatigue; tired with labour.

Fair Phœbus ’gan decline, in haste, His weary waggon to the western vale. Spenser.

Gentle Warwick, Let me embrace thee in my weary arms, I, that did never weep, now melt with woe. Shakespeare.

I am weary, yea, my memory is tir’d:Have we no wine here. Shakespeare.

An old man broken with the storms of state, Is come to lay his weary bones among ye:Give him a little earth for charity. Shakespeare.

Let us not be weary in well-doing. Bible Gal.vi. 9.

Our swords so wholly did the fates employ, That they at length grew weary to destroy;Refus’d the work we brought, and out of breath, Made sorrow and despair attend for death. Dryden.2. Impatient of the continuance of any thing painful or irksome.

The king was as weary of Scotland, as he had been impatient to go thither, finding all things proposed to him without consideration of his honour or interest. Clarendon.

My hopes all flat, nature within me seems, In all her functions, weary of herself. Milton.3. Desirous to discontinue.

See the revolution of the times, Make mountains level, and the continent Weary of solid firmness, melt itself Into the seas. Shakespeare’s Henry IV. 4. Causing weariness; tiresome.

Their gates to all were open evermore That by the weary way were travelling, And one sat waiting ever them before To call in comers by that needy were and poor. Fa. Queen.

The weariest and most lothed life That age, ach, penury, imprisonment, Can lay on nature, is a paradise To what we fear of death. Shakespeare.

Put on what weary negligence you please, You and your fellows; I’d have it come to question. Shak.

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@ukkuestbit Weary nf.

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@DraytonJennifer I am so goddamned weary of this hateful, ignorant, corrupt game show host of a president.

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@kenneth_lufkin @SecPompeo Can we be optimistic and weary?

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@xOneDeep rest your weary heart &relax your mind… cause i’m gonna love you girl, until he end of time

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@lesliebialler @PolitiBunny @TwitchyTeam Her audience reads the critics and watch her show "to have seen it." (Samuel Johnson)

@Tweeting4SME The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. – Samuel Johnson

@MartinRoyHill "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." – Samuel Johnson, 1775


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@Shearnerve @realDonaldTrump During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk. Fred Allen

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@xuchimprz “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. Samuel Johnson

@haja36510138 Hope is necessary in every condition. – Samuel Johnson

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@coolspaniel Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Samuel Johnson

@ricsl1600 "There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity" – Samuel Johnson #ALDUB150thWeeksary

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