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verb as in bother, undermine

verb as in endure

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The next dry day, she invariably looked worse for wear, as if she’d been shivering since our last encounter.

They also suffer from far less wear and tear over the course of their lifespan.

It wouldn’t be unlike the shoewear company to promote a new technology for everyday wear and then incorporate it into their other shoe lines.

Then when I was pregnant with my son, working at the UN, and unable to find professional maternity wear that was long-lasting, sustainable, and comfortable, I realized there is a huge gap in the market here.

From Fortune

Microscopic wear and polish on a worn section of the Tabun stone resulted from it having been ground or rubbed against relatively soft material, such as animal hides or plants, the scientists conclude in the January Journal of Human Evolution.

Growing up as a teen in the 1960s, she had yearned to wear the same clothes her girlfriends wore.

You had a great line in your piece on Geoffrey Beene about the “genre” of evening wear.

This is a country where women are allowed to wear one of 14 hairstyles.

Some of the staff who work at this hotel are North Korean and wear traditional North Korean dresses.

Yes, your German Shepherd Buster can wear his own health tracker.

She fixed her imploring eyes on the Virgin's face and on the saints; but all seemed to her to wear a forbidding look.

At home Liszt doesn't wear his long abb's coat, but a short one, in which he looks much more artistic.

To travelers blessed with golden sunshine, the Rhine may wear a grander, nobler aspect, and to such I leave it.

"I bought them boots to wear only when I go into genteel society," said one of the codfish tribe, to a wag, the other day.

The Swiss are freemen, and wear the fact unconsciously but palpably on their brows and beaming from their eyes.

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On this page you'll find 250 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wear, such as: wear and tear, abrasion, attrition, damage, depreciation, and deterioration.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.