wary vs weary

wary weary

Definitions

  • 1) Characterized by caution; guarded; careful.
  • 2) Cautious of danger; carefully watching and guarding against deception, artifices, and dangers; timorously or suspiciously prudent; circumspect; scrupulous; careful.
  • 3) On guard; watchful.
  • 4) Characterized by caution.
  • 5) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  • 6) marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
  • 7) Sameaswarry.

Definitions

  • 1) A curse: used now only in the phrases Weary fa' you! Weary on you! and the like.
  • 2) Expressive of fatigue.
  • 3) A feeling of being mentally fatigued.
  • 4) Physically or mentally tired.
  • 5) Expressive of or prompted by tiredness.
  • 6) Causing fatigue; tiresome.
  • 7) Having one's interest, forbearance, or indulgence worn out.
  • 8) Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; -- with of before the cause
  • 9) Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
  • 10) Causing weariness; tiresome.
  • 11) physically and mentally fatigued
  • 12) To make or to become weary.
  • 13) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
  • 14) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
  • 15) Feeble;sickly;puny.
  • 16) Topasswearily.
  • 17) To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient.
  • 18) To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance.
  • 19) To harass by anything irksome.
  • 20) To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue.
  • 21) to subdue or exhaust by fatigue.
  • 22) To make or become weary. synonym: tire.

Examples

  • 1) The rescuers have been forced to keep a wary eye out for further avalanches cascading down on them.
  • 2) They will also be wary.
  • 3) You may also be wary of trusting any one man with all your feelings because your dad wasn't there for your mum or you.
  • 4) So I can imagine there may be some who also feel wary about a little-known process that has been in place for years.
  • 5) Recent tricky situations have made cautious individuals wary of concepts you regard as worthwhile.
  • 6) Shops were shuttered and the few people whom we saw looked grim and wary.
  • 7) Unions may be wary of promises made on the back of pay cuts.
  • 8) They are proud of this man but also a bit wary now.
  • 9) Enjoy this positive mood but remain wary.
  • 10) Everyone is wary of the prospect of airstrikes.
  • 11) You must be wary of becoming a plaster for his wounds which he may throw away.
  • 12) He looks wary when asked about it.
  • 13) Sceptics stung by that debacle may still be wary.
  • 14) They are also wary of equity release schemes.
  • 15) Banks remain wary about lending to waste management projects.
  • 16) With household budgets under such pressure we must be wary of introducing unnecessary new regulation.
  • 17) He came out to see me with a wary look.
  • 18) Officials may indeed be wary of a backlash.
  • 19) Lenders can also be wary of those with uncertain incomes.
  • 20) The cat on the left has a watchful, almost wary stare.
  • 21) But the Government should be wary of too much consultation.
  • 22) But the Government is wary about spending its billions unchecked.
  • 23) MI5 also remains deeply wary of Russian intentions.
  • 24) The technology industry has historically had a reputation of being wary of government, and is known for its libertarian ideals.
  • 25) I stayed beside the attacker, keeping a wary eye on him in case he decided to try anything.
  • 26) To begin with, her eyes are wary and watchful; her answers are cautious.
  • 27) Big cities are vivid and exciting, but also tense, wary of eye contact and likely to steal your wallet.
  • 28) They were wary and cautious at first, but soon became accustomed to their surroundings, rolling in the sand and playing.
  • 29) ‘We should be wary of dangers to our liberty and privacy with the excuse of security.’
  • 30) ‘Shrewd and wary was Leofric, careful and measured in all things, nothing beyond him.’
  • 31) ‘She had learned too early in life to be wary and watchful, to worry and to expect the worst.’
  • 32) ‘He was truly despairing, but the muted female voice was firm, but understandably wary.’
  • 33) ‘Perhaps he is wary of appearing to be an apologist in the eyes of his western readers.’
  • 34) ‘Mr Fisher says that with the advent of new technology teachers need to be wary.’
  • 35) ‘We understand some people may be wary of changing the NHS that we all grew up with.’
  • 36) ‘I was wary of him at first and he had to ask my permission to give me a kiss.’
  • 37) ‘Keays said she was now wary about her daughter's desire to meet with her father.’
  • 38) ‘Yet he was once a quarter-finalist at junior Wimbledon and has no need to be wary.’
  • 39) ‘Some taxpayers might be wary of online filing because of earlier problems with the system.’
  • 40) ‘It is important to be wary of the way in which words are used to influence our thinking.’
  • 41) ‘So just as much as the text in an article, be wary of the message presented in any image.’
  • 42) ‘It does make you feel wary of other people in that profession, which is a shame.’
  • 43) ‘He also taught me that you should be most wary when politicians are trying to get something.’
  • 44) ‘I was always a bit wary of its claim to being the chosen resting place of Pocahontas.’
  • 45) ‘She still has problems with her knee and says she is wary about going into town with her handbag.’
  • 46) ‘It is no wonder that the bosses of small companies are wary of treading the stock market path.’
  • 47) ‘A panic alarm had been installed at his home by police and he was still wary about going out.’
  • 48) ‘How often have those five simple words struck terror into the heart of the wary viewer?’

Examples

  • 1) They have looked a little weary so far.
  • 2) Oracle smiled a weary smile with sadness in it.
  • 3) But there is something oddly weary about their way with an anthem.
  • 4) These are not what you could call collectively happy times for our weary land.
  • 5) The country has become war weary and war averse.
  • 6) The country gentlemen were growing weary of the war.
  • 7) The trio look more than a little weary.
  • 8) America has become weary with the travails of carmakers producing unpopular vehicles at unsustainable cost.
  • 9) My comment draws a weary smile.
  • 10) Those of us attached to the place have long grown weary of the place's reputation.
  • 11) She liked the sound of the phrase, " long and weary march.
  • 12) Two minutes into extra time, our weary legs found new energy and our optimism was confirmed.
  • 13) What is militarily desirable may not be politically viable in a war weary Washington.
  • 14) Looked a little weary after the Inter game.
  • 15) With a weary smile, she takes to the stage.
  • 16) Great the first couple of times, wearying after that.
  • 17) He sounds weary but implacable.
  • 18) The social worker I spoke to sounded weary.
  • 19) One previously loyal MP sounded completely weary as he talked.
  • 20) One was bored, weary of attendance at Court.
  • 21) She gives a weary laugh about the criticism: 'I have had some terrible things said about me.
  • 22) Veery was trilling his _weary, weary, weary_ in the Elder thicket along the brook, when another, a larger animal, loomed up in the distant trail and glided silently toward Yan.
  • 23) —how he had grown weary for his native countryside, for the smithy: —weary of living always so far away from them all, and of the discipline—much harsher of late—as well as of his comrades, who called him “Prussian” because of his Alsatian accent.
  • 24) 33 _I grow weary. _ 4to 1681 'I grew weary'.p. 166, l. 2 _sure he knows me not. _ 1724 omits 'he'.p. 166, l. 16 _better than an Age of Scorn from a proud faithless
  • 25) Hannah shifted her expression of weary dissatisfaction to Holly.
  • 26) That's how we cowgirls out in Colorado Springs like to greet one another when we return trail weary from the dusty plains.
  • 27) Instead, weary from the saddle, still numb, I slept the night through as if I had been dead.
  • 28) At the sight of his human face, the first in weary months, I could have sprung forward and folded him in my arms
  • 29) The Mavericks looked weary from the start, then lost Dirk Nowitzki early in the fourth quarter when the former MVP was called for a flagrant foul under the basket.
  • 30) ‘He sighed, suddenly feeling weary and old.’
  • 31) ‘An older man with gray hair stepped into the room and sank down into one of the plastic chairs with a weary sigh, dropping his head into his hands.’
  • 32) ‘The detective took a step back, sighing, rubbing his weary eyes with his hand.’
  • 33) ‘I just gazed at the squatting figure in front of me, suddenly feeling extremely weary.’
  • 34) ‘Then she grew too weary to hold her hand up, and it fell into her lap.’
  • 35) ‘Half an hour had passed when he opened the door, looking very weary.’
  • 36) ‘She looked very weary, but brightened up at the sight of her cherished friend.’
  • 37) ‘I was feeling slightly weary after the drive and the general lack of sleep, but was quite pumped up.’
  • 38) ‘The kids were great, bouncing around, but the adults were a bit more weary.’
  • 39) ‘When nightfall arrived, it found the four weary travelers just entering the city.’
  • 40) ‘The weary traveller asked, ‘Ma'am, could you please move your dog.’’
  • 41) ‘‘I'm sorry about this,’ he said, sounding weary.’
  • 42) ‘You must be weary from your journey.’
  • 43) ‘If something tires you out and makes you weary, it's probably not right.’
  • 44) ‘Alaina fell backwards onto the bed, weary from the day's events.’
  • 45) ‘Her body was tired and weary from the day's events.’
  • 46) ‘Back on the streets, protesters were heading home tired, weary, and quite literally bruised.’
  • 47) ‘All of us were weak and weary as we journeyed home.’
  • 48) ‘Casey began to grow weary and wished she could lie down.’
  • 49) ‘But on this particular night, his mother was weary from an unusually difficult day.’
  • 50) ‘I flew to Turkey on July 7, and made my way on a series of long, weary bus journeys to the Iraq border, manned by both Kurdish and American soldiers.’
  • 51) ‘It hooked securely to the ledge, and he began his slow, weary climb up the side of the tower.’
  • 52) ‘But he said nothing and Allie had no choice but to follow him as they began their weary trek across the wide, empty beach.’
  • 53) ‘He roared an order, and the rest of the company began the weary march onward.’
  • 54) ‘And, in the back of their minds, these are the worlds they may hope to find a place in when they lay down the weary burdens of power.’
  • 55) ‘He was a pair of hands; he was a strong back; his sturdy legs were fit to do the commonest, the heaviest, the most weary work in the world.’
  • 56) ‘For City, the end of an extremely long and weary season is just 90 minutes away.’
  • 57) ‘I have grown so weary of the endless preparations that I have begun to take long walks around the countryside.’
  • 58) ‘I am so weary of the Republican AND Democratic response to world crisis.’
  • 59) ‘Personally I'm a little weary of this kind of soft, gentle electronica.’
  • 60) ‘I am getting a little weary of these sordid experiences, quite honestly.’
  • 61) ‘By now, though, Fitzpatrick is a little weary of the implicit compliments.’
  • 62) ‘He looked world-weary although he'd never seen any place outside of Devonshire.’
  • 63) ‘Jonathan had looked restrained, almost world-weary, and perhaps a little jaded even.’
  • 64) ‘Standing backstage, the world-weary piano player clenched his small hands together.’
  • 65) ‘But he is probably the best person to tackle issues when both sides are battle-weary.’
  • 66) ‘Recently he has been involved in so many wars of words that he is battle-weary.’
  • 67) ‘There are plenty of others who are just plain battle-weary.’
  • 68) ‘I'm growing weary of pointing out what a success this campaign has been to date.’
  • 69) ‘I truly do apologise if you are growing weary of this topic, but really: you only have yourself to blame.’
  • 70) ‘I grow weary of people who take all the state offers, give nothing in return yet constantly whinge that they are being short-changed.’
  • 71) ‘In all three cases, the public grew weary of a drawn-out war with no end in sight.’
  • 72) ‘Even by midweek the supporters had grown weary of conspiracies.’
  • 73) ‘He admits that voters were growing weary of it all and that it hurt his party.’
  • 74) ‘There is a generation of European directors who have grown weary of mainstream cinema's coy attitudes to sex.’
  • 75) ‘People had grown weary of the fighting and saw the futility of fighting against each other.’
  • 76) ‘Now however, she has grown weary of the media, which she knows will make capital out of her marital split.’
  • 77) ‘Our greatest hope is that humanity has grown weary of violence and is ready to listen.’
  • 78) ‘A society that has grown weary of God and politics has few talismans against disaster.’
  • 79) ‘They were both dirty and tired-looking, wearied by the journey.’
  • 80) ‘Save for the rifles, there appeared to be no difference between exhausted captive and wearied captor.’
  • 81) ‘In this case, not a lot has changed in the past millennium and a half, except that we're more likely to be wearied by tedium, ennui or heartsickness than by physical fatigue.’
  • 82) ‘The discipline of the guards is not very good. Sentry duty wearies them, for they must also serve as torturers, interrogators and perform the duties of kidnappers.’
  • 83) ‘Porter wrapped the words in a seductive tune that never wearies listeners.’
  • 84) ‘While they both appeared with wide grins and clear good humor on Monday, both were visibly wearied by the repeated questions about U.S.-German ties.’
  • 85) ‘She resorted to all her tricks to get at the grapes, but wearied herself in vain, for she could not reach them.’
  • 86) ‘The bloated, flabby, obfuscatory writing has wearied readers for two decades.’
  • 87) ‘At any other time, this would provide a welcome diversion for a people wearied by the dreary, daily business of trying to stay alive.’
  • 88) ‘The small target, defensive quality of so much of the campaign has wearied me to the point of querying the worth of the democratic process.’
  • 89) ‘She has been wearied by calls from the media from throughout the country.’
  • 90) ‘They have all seen advertising revenue decline significantly and executives believe the constant diet of down news is wearying readers and advertisers.’
  • 91) ‘I had tramped miles and miles, in the hope of wearying myself so that I could sleep and forget.’
  • 92) ‘But it wearied the empire builders, it no doubt wearied Fishlock, and now, sadly, it's likely to weary the average reader.’
  • 93) ‘The Romans, in their turn, took to burning fields themselves, trying to starve Hannibal out, trying to weary his men.’
  • 94) ‘While I enjoyed the news-less interlude, too many strikes will weary public patience and risk handing viewers and listeners to the opposition.’
  • 95) ‘I should add that there is another aspect to the case, his admission, but I will not weary your Honour with that.’
  • 96) ‘I could go on for many more pages in a systematic dissection of this recent work but, it will only weary the reader.’
  • 97) ‘I will not weary you, or spoil the book, by telling you what all these problems are.’
  • 98) ‘I have no wish to weary you with the case I have made in the past, but make of this what you will.’
  • 99) ‘Already there are signs that he is wearying of questions about next year's duel with the Americans but the bad news for him is that the inquisition will intensify with each month.’
  • 100) ‘EU integrationists by direct comparison seem very trustworthy indeed - even if some are wearying of their noble duties.’
  • 101) ‘Having spent a year immersed in the event, Sloan is wearying of the same old arguments, revisiting debates she thought were closed years ago.’
  • 102) ‘Indeed, if they find themselves restrained by a new gripping torpor, they will soon weary of being part of the EU family.’
  • 103) ‘While the money can be fantastic, many quickly weary of the life.’
  • 104) ‘Dreamy and bookish, he soon wearied of college life and enlisted in the dragoons.’
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