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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wear, v. i.
 1. To endure or suffer use; to last under employment; to bear the consequences of use, as waste, consumption, or attrition; as, a coat wears well or ill; -- hence, sometimes applied to character, qualifications, etc.; as, a man wears well as an acquaintance.
 2. To be wasted, consumed, or diminished, by being used; to suffer injury, loss, or extinction by use or time; to decay, or be spent, gradually.  “Thus wore out night.”
    Away, I say; time wears.   --Shak.
    Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou and this people that is with thee.   --Ex. xviii. 18.
    His stock of money began to wear very low.   --Sir W. Scott.
    The family . . . wore out in the earlier part of the century.   --Beaconsfield.
 To wear off, to pass away by degrees; as, the follies of youth wear off with age.
 To wear on, to pass on; as, time wears on. --G. Eliot.
 To wear weary, to become weary, as by wear, long occupation, tedious employment, etc.