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They had gone into a shop where the worn-out and used-up woman had bought some shrimps.

He had nothing in him of the used-up man—he was curiously the reverse of the type of the used-up man.

He had been really afraid he was too much "used-up" for such sensations.

I wondered if such a used-up mess had ever struck the place before or since.

He would deal with the new man who is to succeed the present used-up specimen.

It's the best thing could happen to a used-up fellow like me.

What did she know about old, used-up boots and all that pertains to them?

It was a used-up party that started for the "Slide" that afternoon.

Yes, I regret that Miss Light should marry one of these used-up foreigners.

So please to look sharp in the matter of landing on the bosom of the used-up, worn-out, and rotten old Parient.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French us, from Latin usus "use, custom, skill, habit," from past participle stem of uti (see use (v.)).

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