Definition of Outworn

1. Verb. (past participle of outwear) ¹



2. Adjective. no longer usable ¹

3. Adjective. worn out ¹

4. Adjective. out of date ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outworn

1. outwear [v] - See also: outwear

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outworn

outwitters
outwitting
outwon
outwoo
outwooed
outwooing
outwore
outwork
outworked
outworker
outworkers
outworking
outworkings
outworks
outworld
outworn (current term)
outworth
outworthed
outworthing
outworths
outwound
outwrest
outwrestle
outwrestled
outwrestles
outwrestling
outwrests
outwrit
outwrite
outwrites

Literary usage of Outworn

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... are of a youth outworn." He spoke, and, quivering to their driver's cry, They answer'd, and still hasten'd on the more. Meantime the people sate, ..."

2. Votes for Men by Mary Eleanor Gawthorpe (1913)
"Why try over again outworn theories of civilization, outworn and discarded types, and in doing so, set back the race? "Votes for women" cannot be considered ..."

3. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1882)
"And hence we have much still to learn from this noble Hebrew psalm, and may well find a very "present truth " in its antique but not outworn forms of ..."

4. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1878)
"... do the deed and repent it ? thou praise shall be outworn. Thou shalt do the deed and abide it, and sit on hadst better never been born : Wilt thou do ..."

5. English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892) by John Matthews Manly (1916)
"The hearts of them which otherwhere doth grow.1 But as for me, though that by chance indeed Change hath outworn the favour that I had, I will not wail, ..."

6. The Works of George Meredith by George Meredith (1910)
"FROM labours through the night, outworn, Above the hills the front of morn We see, whose eyes to heights are raised, And the world's wise may deem us crazed ..."

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