outworn outworn

Definition(s):

  1. (v) last longer than others
  2. (v) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To the British Raj and the missionary sahibs from the Christian West, Hinduism seemed a creed outworn, soon destined to disappear.
  2. True, they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern of an outworn tradition.
  3. I approved this message because bitter, partisan fights and outworn ideas of the left and the right won't solve the problems we face today.

Quotes

  1. While declaring there was no easy solution to the deep troubles facing the United States, Obama said he "approved this message because bitter, partisan fights and outworn ideas of the left and the right won't solve the problems we face today. But a...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: GMA news.tv

  2. "The old solutions of yesterday will not serve us well for the challenges of today and tomorrow. So we must leave behind outworn dogmas and embrace new solutions," said Brown.
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters UK

  3. For her part, Ginsburg said, "It damages the coherence of the law if we cling to outworn precedent at odds with later, more enlightened decisions."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: The BLT: Blog of Legal Times

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