Student or Learner
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?
I'm not so sure just how natural the sentence "thirty minutes wore on" is out of context. As an isolated sentence, it seems, at least, somewhat unnatural.