bleary bleary  /b ˈlɪ ri/


  1. (adj) tired to the point of exhaustion
  2. (adj) indistinct or hazy in outline



  1. Most of the bleary-eyed passengers walked off the plane to stretch their legs and sip coffee in a holding area at the terminal.
  2. In the Middle Ages, bleary Europeans munched on raw eel and bitter almonds.


  1. Lawmakers Approve Third On-Time Budget Since 1986

    SACRAMENTO- Mark your calendars – June 14, both Assembly and Senate passed a balanced California state budget – all without pizza boxes on the Senate floor, without late night debates and without bleary-eyed press conferences at the bear statue in …
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento

  2. Breakfast links: Jason Peters arrested

    Back home after my minicamp travels and a significant amount of time waiting out construction on the I-95 corridor, I present to you some bleary-eyed Thursday links. Washington Redskins The Redskins will bring a couple of new wide receivers to training camp with them next month, as they have signed speedy veterans Donte Stallworth and Devery Henderson. No way to say for certain to what extent ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "My voice is a little hoarse, my eyes are a little bleary, my back is a little sore, but my spirit is strong," Obama said the day after Clinton won narrowly in New Hampshire despite opinion polls before the vote showing she trailed Obama by...
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  2. "There's going to be bleary-eyed Australians tomorrow as they turn up to work after the long weekend and it won't be because they hung one on," said Beazley. "It will be because they'll be up watching the Socceroos. As I will be myself. I...
    on Jun 11, 2006 By: Kim Beazley Source: China Daily

  3. ...South Africa, at 4.30am tomorrow, Mr Rudd wrote: "You have a tough draw but I have no doubt you are ready, raring to go and will do the nation proud. There will be plenty of bleary eyes over the next two weeks as across the country...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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