19/OUT/2005 9:29 PM
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Yes, definitely poetic license. :)
I believe that the definition of "to wear" here refers not to wearing clothing but is this lyricist's poetic way of saying something like: She gave me all she had been through, her experience in life thus far, especially because it follows the line: All I taught her was everything.
His car is none the worse for wear.
That bike has sustained a lot of wear and tear.
Bearing in mind the fallibility of my Michaelis dictionary, here are a few phrases using this definition of "wear":
wear and tear (of time) desgaste natural
He is the worse for wear: Ele está muito esgotado.
(Just a coincidence the dictionary uses the same phrases as in my sample sentences; they are very common.)
It doesn't sound like "she" had a lot of "wear" but what she had, she "gave" to him :)
Hope this helps a little.
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