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wear on

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
pass, elapse, proceed, progress, advance, move on, run its course, go by/past/on, roll by/past/on, march on, glide by/past, slide by/past, slip by/away/past, fly by/past, steal by/past, tick by/past
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