There was weariness in his voice that disarmed any offense he felt.
Weariness settled on her brow as she rubbed her eyes.
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."
A certain depression and weariness of spirit darken the general tone.
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.
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.
He had several warnings, but either through over-confidence or weariness of life he scorned to fly.
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.
But the bleached eyeball, the scar, and the familiar weariness of his expression were still the same.
The weariness she had plainly shown before had now quite passed off.
Disinclination for the self-sacrifice of active life and weariness of the things of the earth lead naturally to absorption in the things of heaven.
This might have been taken as an expression of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.
It was not his ideas or his commanding personality, nor any positive programme, that brought the Liberals back to power, but the country's weariness of their predecessors and the successful employment at the elections of a number of miscellaneous issues.
She herself drew up the rules of the institution; she examined every minute detail; she befriended her pupils in every way; and her heart often turned from the weariness of Versailles or of Marly to her "little girls" at St Cyr.
As a wife she was wholly admirable; she had to entertain a man who would not be amused, and had to submit to that terribly strict court etiquette of absolute obedience to the king's inclination, which Saint-Simon so vividly describes, and yet be always cheerful and never complain of weariness or ill-health.
Dolokhov breathed heavily from weariness and spoke in abrupt sentences.
From sheer weariness and disgust the king refrained from any intervention in public affairs for nearly ten years, looking on indifferently while the ever shorter and stormier diets wrangled perpetually over questions of preferment and the best way of dealing with the extreme dissenters, to the utter neglect of public business.
A general weariness of civil war gave plenty of opportunity after this to the agents of Mazarin, who in order to facilitate peace made a pretence of exiling himself for a second time to Bouillon.
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.
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.
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.
Whether from weariness or from repentance, the Turkish soldiery discontinued for a time their hateful excesses, and their new leader, Musa b.
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.
The unpopularity of Spain, patriotism, the greater predominance of national questions in public opinion, and weariness of both religious disputation and indecisive warfare, all these sentiments were expressed in the wise and clever pamphlet entitled the Satire Mlnippe.
Here he published (1659) his Irenicum, in which he sought to give expression to the prevailing weariness of the faction between Episcopacy and Presbyterianism, and to find some compromise in which all could conscientiously unite.
"Brother, come out of the shadows," he said, weariness in his voice.
I should have known better, but by this time hunger and weariness had so addled my brain that I took his advice.
If he felt weariness, he never made anybody the wiser.
I remained with her during that night, she spoke sensibly, still complaining of great weariness.
A second attempt of the king to mediate between them foundered on the suspicions of the estate of burgesses; and, on the 24th of February 1772, the nobility yielded from sheer weariness.
weariness of the flesh ' .
Gone is the fear of eternal damnation, the weariness of working for heaven.
infirmity hunger and weariness are natural to the flesh, not infirmities of the flesh.
infirmitygels, they shall not be liable to hunger, thirst, weariness, or such bodily infirmities.
It has been a long week of sorrow, pain, travail and weariness, but the Sabbath rest is near.
weariness of spirit, and Eleanor's spirit was indeed weary.
weariness of the world and all the world's business.
weariness of an incumbent leader will have taken its toll on the electorate... .
Our hearts know no weariness because they are fed with fire, hatred, and speed!
That crown he never took from his head, tho its weight became a deadly weariness.
weariness set in, I saw the light.
Fatigue is a feeling of both physical and mental weariness.
He forgot his hunger; he forgot his weariness.
Prince Vasili understood it as an expression of weariness.
Just as weariness set in, I saw the light.
eternal damnation, the weariness of working for heaven.
This sleepiness should be distinguished from the feeling of physical weariness due to overuse and fatigue of the limb muscles.
He still wears his out-of-doors cloak and he sits down with a certain weariness.
world weariness would result from the dominance of negative ideas which have not been overcome.
5-9): natural phenomena, such as sunrise and sunset, recur regularly; for everything in human experience a time has been set; birth and death, building up and destroying, laughing and weeping, silence and speech, love and hate, war and peace, are to be regarded not as utterances of a living, self-directing world, but as incidents in the work of a vast machine that rolls on for ever; there is an endless repetition - nothing is new, nothing is lost; if one thinks he has found something new, inquiry shows that it was in existence long ago; God, the author of all, seeks out the past in order to make it once more present; it is impossible to add to or take from the content of the world, impossible to change the nature of things, to effect any radical betterment of life; the result is unspeakable weariness - a depressing series of sights and sounds.
Weariness, complacency or discord, squabbles over petty matters, would mar our prospects.
He writes: 'Of the making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh '.
Nothing fatigues the body so much as weariness of spirit, and Eleanor 's spirit was indeed weary.
Pessimism turns into a weariness of the world and all the world 's business.
That way a balance will be achieved because cynism and weariness of an incumbent leader will have taken its toll on the electorate....
Our hearts know no weariness because they are fed with fire, hatred, and speed !
By 1994 there was a " war weariness " in the gay community.
World weariness would result from the dominance of negative ideas which have not been overcome.
He succeeded indeed in putting down the four formidable rebellions which convulsed the realm from 1525 to 1542, but the consequent strain upon his resources was very damaging, and more than once he was on the point of abdicating and emigrating, out of sheer weariness.
The three boys thrive, to the joy and general weariness of Sue and Paul.
And Athene poured sleep into his eyes, so as to close his eyelids, and free him quickly from utter weariness.
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