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Definition of "wearing away" [wearing away]

  • (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it) (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "wearing away" in a sentence
  • "She, active and fresh-looking still, but settling into that fair largeness which is not unbecoming a lady of middle-age, he, inclined to a slight stoop, with the lines of his face more sharply defined, and the hair wearing away off his forehead up to the crown."
  • ""The time is wearing away apace!" growled the Earl of Kent."
  • "A girl called Vanda Lane dies: a quiet girl, without friends, without family save for a lunatic mother wearing away her sad life in a half-world of unreality and doubt."