The Persian campaigns wore out the feeble health of Peter, who had been ailing for some time.
By his stubborn defence the new ruler wore out the invaders who, after a twelve months' investment, withdrew their forces.
There also the French wore out the goodwill at first shown to them.
Before everything he was an ascetic and a mystic - an ascetic who, though gentle to others, wore out his body by self-denial, so much so that when he came to die he begged pardon of "brother Ass the body" for having unduly ill-treated it: a mystic irradiated with the love of God, endowed in an extraordinary degree with the spirit of prayer, and pouring forth his heart by the hour in the tenderest affections to God and our Lord.
Previously, women had simply worn their best dresses for their wedding day, regardless of the color, and the dress continued to be worn for good occasions until it wore out or went out of style.