There was weariness in his voice that disarmed any offense he felt.
Weariness settled on her brow as she rubbed her eyes.
It appears, therefore, contemporaneously with Christianity, and is a sign of the world-weariness and deep religious need that mark the decay of the old world.
But, either from weariness of the life at Paris, or from disgust at clerical work, he sought permission to go to Turkey in order to reorganize the artillery of the Sultan.
The fingers of the clock had been pushed back; once more things were as they had been at the time of the First Crusade; once more the West must arm itself for the holy war and the recovery of Jerusalem - but now it must face a united Mahommedan world, where in 1096 it had found political and religious dissension, and it must attempt its vastly heavier task without the morning freshness of a new religious impulse, and with something of the weariness of a hundred years of struggle upon its shoulders.
He had married a wealthy Spanish lady named Therasia; this happy union was clouded by the death in infancy of their only child - a bereavement which, combined with the many disasters by which the empire was being visited, did much to foster in them that world-weariness to which they afterwards gave such emphatic expression.
Even his references to the great poets of the past indicate rather a blase sense of indifference and weariness than a fresh enjoyment of them.
It seems almost certain that her fear to have him absent led him to compose one of his loveliest poems: "Sweetest Love, I do not go For weariness of thee."
They were possessed with feelings then widespread, weariness of arbitrary government, hatred of ministers and courtiers, and distrust not so much of Louis as of those who surrounded him and influenced his judgment.
This was due partly to a weariness of politics The which had come over the majority of French citizens, partly to downright intimidation exercised by the Assembly.
He had several warnings, but either through over-confidence or weariness of life he scorned to fly.
He himself attributed it to the war-weariness of the Greek people, that had been under arms with almost no intermission since 1912.
Discouragement and weariness cast me down frequently; but the next moment the thought that I should soon be at home and show my loved ones what I had accomplished, spurred me on, and I eagerly looked forward to their pleasure in my achievement.
This might have been taken as an expression of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.
Dolokhov breathed heavily from weariness and spoke in abrupt sentences.
When he entered, Prince Andrew, his eyes drooping contemptuously (with that peculiar expression of polite weariness which plainly says, "If it were not my duty I would not talk to you for a moment"), was listening to an old Russian general with decorations, who stood very erect, almost on tiptoe, with a soldier's obsequious expression on his purple face, reporting something.
As soon as Prince Andrew had given up his daily occupations, and especially on returning to the old conditions of life amid which he had been happy, weariness of life overcame him with its former intensity, and he hastened to escape from these memories and to find some work as soon as possible.
But the bleached eyeball, the scar, and the familiar weariness of his expression were still the same.
He saw on the one hand that the military business in which he had played his part was ended and felt that his mission was accomplished; and at the same time he began to be conscious of the physical weariness of his aged body and of the necessity of physical rest.
The weariness she had plainly shown before had now quite passed off.