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1550s, from tired + -ness.

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  • His tongue looked all right, so I decided it was just tiredness and stomach.

    Pluck on the Long Trail Edwin L. Sabin
  • I'd be all right if I only could get over this—this tiredness.

    The Gentleman From Indiana Booth Tarkington
  • But Roger could not at once stop his tears, for they were as much the result of tiredness and excitement as of Gladys's words.

    Two Little Waifs Mrs. Molesworth
  • As a remedy for tiredness they were to be left without water and food all night.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • It gave her a welling tenderness and gratitude to have Sophie concerned for her tiredness, and fuss about her like this.

    The Black Opal Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • Nature has provided a danger signal—fatigue, or "tiredness."

    A Handbook of Health Woods Hutchinson
  • The face Mona turned to her was pale, but it was with feeling, not tiredness.

    The Making of Mona Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • She could almost have cried from tiredness and loneliness and the ache in her heart.

  • He shows his tiredness in a gentlemanly manner, but not very mistakably.

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