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    Weary of

    I have tried to use "weary of" in my sentences. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. John was weary of the prolonged lawsuit against the local authorities, which wanted to build a road on his land.
    2. The public has become weary of the Prime Minister, who failed to fulfil his promises.
    3. The audience wearied of waiting for the concert to start, and people threw empty bottles and cans on the stage.

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    Re: Weary of

    They are all okay. However, weary is used much less than tired.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Weary of

    In the first one, I'd say "who wanted" rather than "which wanted," because the authorities are people, not things.

    Other than that they're all fine.

    GS has a good point. In spoken English, "tired" is more much more common and somewhat more natural. But "weary" works very well in written English. So it's entirely your call.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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