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adjective as in weather-beaten

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Third class had hard wooden benches, worn down from decades of Berliners sitting on them.

Worn down by the rigors of slavery, the men lost their desire to procreate.

That is, the chill factor on open and collective self-critique that comes from decades of being worn down by prejudice.

He even got his Corvette back, albeit several months after the raid and, he says, with the tires worn down.

It was because he was worn down, and his health was deteriorating, and it was time.

His conception of perfect conduct is industrious persistence along the worn-down, well-marked grooves of the great recorded days.

Lee's men were melting away, worn down by hard marching and fighting, and discouraged by defeat and disaster.

Ben moved his great feet, tearing up a long splinter from a broken board with his worn-down heel.

The soft sand gives way by the weight of the animal, and the crust of the hoof is not worn down.

Where the hard rock has been worn down into hollows, the falling tide leaves a pool of still, clear water.


On this page you'll find 380 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to worn-down, such as: lean, pale, skinny, spare, wan, and ashen.

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