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road +‎ worn


roadworn (comparative more roadworn, superlative most roadworn)

  1. Worn out by long travel on roads, or (figuratively) in a damaged or depleted state due to constant or prolonged usage or exertion.
    • 2001, Mark Anthony, The Dark Remains, Bantam Spectra (2001), →ISBN, page 10:
      Now that they were close, Lirith could see the vehicles were more than a little roadworn: wood cracked, gilt peeled, and dust flecked sun-faded paint.
    • 2003, James Francis Warren, Rickshaw Coolie: A People's History of Singapore, 1880-1940, Singapore University Press (2003), →ISBN, page 275:
      When he was just beyond the house Kwan Moh Kia dropped down between the shafts, on that March afternoon in 1906, when his aorta exploded like a roadworn tyre.
    • 2011, Elizabeth C. Bunce, Liar's Moon, Arthur A. Levine Books (2011), →ISBN, page 192:
      He looked roadworn and weary, but intact and as robust as I remembered him, considering his injury.

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