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synonyms for wear and tear

  • depletion
  • depreciation
  • erosion
  • ablation
  • attrition
  • consumption
  • decrement
  • dissipation
  • hard wear
  • overuse
  • ravages of time
  • wearing away
  • weathering
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How to use wear and tear in a sentence

She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
She fixed her imploring eyes on the Virgin's face and on the saints; but all seemed to her to wear a forbidding look.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
At home Liszt doesn't wear his long abb's coat, but a short one, in which he looks much more artistic.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
To travelers blessed with golden sunshine, the Rhine may wear a grander, nobler aspect, and to such I leave it.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
"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 BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The Swiss are freemen, and wear the fact unconsciously but palpably on their brows and beaming from their eyes.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
We are drawing near the chateau, and you might as well wear a cockade tricolor as let them hear that.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Louis turned at the exclamation, and looked on the faithful servant; but no tear was in his eye, no sound on his lip.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
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WORDS RELATED TO WEAR AND TEAR

  • adolescence
  • adulthood
  • boyhood
  • childhood
  • dotage
  • elderliness
  • girlhood
  • infancy
  • life
  • lifetime
  • majority
  • maturity
  • middle age
  • milestone
  • old age
  • senility
  • seniority
  • wear and tear
  • youth
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