Definition of wear on in English:
(Of a period of time) pass, especially slowly or tediously: as the afternoon wore on he began to look unhappy
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- The day passed slowly for him and as it wore on he began to slowly give up hope.
- As the afternoon wore on, the sun moved around so that it was warming the side of the building on which we were sitting.
- And then as the afternoon wore on, they'd move out and sit on the verandah and look out at the garden beyond.
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