1. drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    the day's shopping left her exhausted
    only worn-out horses and cattle
    you look worn out
    was fagged and sweaty
    he went to bed dog-tired
    felt completely washed-out
    the trembling of his played out limbs
  2. used until no longer useful
    worn-out shoes with flapping soles
    battered trumpets and raddled radios
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How To Use worn-out In A Sentence

  • only worn-out horses and cattle
  • The pricey firm that does my curtains took one look and pronounced my upholstery too old and worn-out to survive its processes. Times, Sunday Times
  • The legal procedural is such a worn-out television fixture, it's amazing that they keep being cranked out.
  • Soon after this ordeal, Richard was bereaved by the death of his prematurely worn-out father.
  • Women folded their worn-out linens and few spare clothes, packing them into cloth sacks to be carried.
  • On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.
  • Certain sewing days in school, called darning days, are sacred to the renovation of worn-out garments which the girls bring from home. The New Education A Review of Progressive Educational Movements of the Day (1915)
  • It will prompt marriages with worn-out widows so eaten with disease that 'the spital house and ulcerous sores/Would cast the gorge at'. Shakespeare
  • Ryo was carrying a worn-out Chava on his back, and Zaila too looked tired and ornery.
  • In the distant, lying on the summer grass is a body with a worn-out and raggedy cloak.
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