One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exhausted by punishing physical labour.‘a toilworn old woman’
tired out, worn out, weary, dog-tired, bone-tired, bone-weary, ready to drop, on one's last legs, asleep on one's feet, drained, fatigued, enervated, debilitated, spentView synonyms
- ‘Princeton is chock-full of self-aware boarding school types toilworn from years of being unfairly stereotyped and underestimated, finally endeavoring to tomahawk that stereotype altogether.’
- ‘Next to this woman are two figures, toilworn and weary but tender of each other, bearing in their arms their children.’
- ‘It was to the poor, weary, toilworn people that Jesus loved to speak His comforting words.’
- ‘The respectable part of the Spanish nation, and more especially the honourable and toilworn peasantry, loathed and execrated both factions.’
- ‘Here we are weary and toilworn, but yonder is the land of rest where the sweat of labour shall no more bedew the worker's brow, and fatigue shall be for ever banished.’
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