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Physical WearPlay
Indicates physical deterioration from repeated use or age. SlideThe pages of the library book were worn from many readings.
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Emotional MetaphorPlay
Can be used metaphorically to describe emotional fatigue. SlideHer smile was worn by the end of the difficult day.
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Positive ConnotationPlay
Sometimes implies comfort and familiarity, despite being old. SlideHe always returned to his worn armchair, loving its familiar shape.