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Causing tiredness; tiring:‘a long, wearying journey’
- ‘And while it makes for a fascinating listen, it also makes for a wearying one.’
- ‘The wearying and thankless life of a tour manager was not the life he had hoped for though, so in August 1988 he returned to Australia and found a flat in Melbourne.’
- ‘It has been an expensive, laborious and wearying exercise contacting policyholders worldwide and convincing sceptics that demutualisation isn't such a bad idea after all.’
- ‘He writes of his tough young team working long and wearying hours, racing to identify and solve problems, always soliciting opinions from engineers and everyone else involved.’
- ‘And that discussion turns, with wearying repetition, on the ways in which Canadians are not like Americans.’
- ‘Sitting cross-legged on the floor felt rather juvenile, but it was less wearying than standing.’
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