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    If time wears on, it passes very slowly, especially when you are waiting for something to happen.
    I was feeling more tired as the night wore on.

    1. Thirty minutes passed slowly.
    2. Thirty minutes wore on.
    Do #1 and #2 mean the same thing?

    Thank you.

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    Re: wear on

    Technically, 1 and 2 mean the same, but I wouldn't expect anybody to say either one.

    The night wore on.
    Time wore on.
    Time dragged by.
    A half hour, in my humble opinion, is too short a time period to use for that expression.

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