• "The empty branch bore a label."
    "The empty branch bore a label."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bored uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence "his blase indifference","a petulant blase air","the bored gaze of the successful film star"
    • adj bored tired of the world "bored with life","strolled through the museum with a bored air"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Using a Try-Square as a Guide in Boring Using a Try-Square as a Guide in Boring
Thru Boring for a Butt Joint Thru Boring for a Butt Joint
Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint
Teddy bore a charmed life Teddy bore a charmed life


  • Eric Hoffer
    “When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.”
  • Doug Horton
    “Boring people are a reflection of boring people.”
  • Henry Kissinger
    “The nice thing about being a celebrity is that, if you bore people, they think it's their fault.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.”
  • George Sanders
    George Sanders
    “Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.”
  • Dylan Thomas
    Dylan Thomas
    “Somebody's boring me. I think it's me.”


Full bore - If something is full bore, it involves the maximum effort or is complete and thorough.


In literature:

These grafted Hales trees at the Hales place bore nuts in eighteen to twenty years after grafting.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
It had been years since Wally spent a whole day boring himself.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
Nevertheless the hands still remained on their rifles and the muzzles still bore on the point whence the sounds came.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Secure the strip to the wall and drive a nail through the strip into the bore of the pipe.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
They came from the ranks of those who had been pursued by misfortune and who bore the marks of crime.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Well, I do not bore myself.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Both appeared bored by the amusement.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
She bore it with her customary stoicism.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
He has been very civil, very; but, Mr. Bertram, perhaps you know that a very civil man may be a bore.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
One of the party bore Esperance before him on his saddle.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina

In poetry:

A pool of broken sunbeams lay
Upon the passage-floor,
Radiant and rich, profound and gay
As ever diamond bore.
"The Prism" by George MacDonald
He never knew upon his brow
The secret that he bore,--
And laughs away the mystery now
The dark's at his door.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
"Sweet, thou art pale."
"More pale to see,
Christ hung upon the cruel tree
And bore His Father's wrath for me."
"The Three Enemies" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
He also left a son, who, without care
Or planning how,
Bore the fair letters of a deathless fame
Upon his brow.
"Inheritance" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
But His angel bore her soul up
To that Bright Land and Fair,
Where Sorrow enters never,
Nor any cloud of Care.
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
Then Jan Borel, he hoisted sail,
And out to sea he bore;
He passed the Helder in a gale
And came again no more.
"The Proud Lady" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

When I grew up I was disappointed to learn that wrestling—the sport, not the entertainment—did not have entrance music or dudes with long flowing locks, and people used boring real names and not stuff like The Undertaker.
Inspired by 1960s folk singer s and bored by synagogue services, she began infusing traditional Jewish prayers with a contemporary sensibility, transforming the worship experience.
Apparently tattoos and piercings are too boring for some people, so they get saline injections in their FOREHEADS , until it looks like there's a BAGEL under their skin.
Foreign correspondent Marie Colvin bore witness to tragedy in the making.
Typically, a conference freshman of the year race is a pretty boring affair.
Who says you have to eat boring, bland food or give up the carbs to lose weight.
I am 24 and have been saving in my 401(k) for about a year, but I find mutual funds boring.
The funeral director who oversaw slain teenager Trayvon Martin's burial says the body bore no signs of a fight.
It can get old after awhile and you wish someone would come up with ideas to spice up these boring rides.
The Precision Hone tooling system from Sunnen uses integral air gaging and an automatic shutdown device to produce non-contact, in-process bore sizing to tolerances of 0.005 mm (0.0002 inches).
The designer explained that he wore the sheer lace dress over boxers because he didn't want to "wear a tuxedo and be boring.".
Joan Rivers says she's become bored of talking about celebrities' designer duds on the red carpet.
But not everyone is keen on plain old, boring old water, and I'm not here to be a judgmental schmuck about that.
I take him for walks, but he seems to be bored & stares at me all the time to entertain him.
Not everyone loves to dance, which can make people bored (uncomfortable?

In science:

The p robe is inserted in the bore of the magnet from below and the sample is inserted from the top.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The bore diameter of our magnet is 89 mm, compared to 52 mm for standard magnets intended for liquid state NMR.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
The extra space permits the use of custom-built probes with better performance than the commercially available liquids probes, although we did use narrow-bore probes in all the experiments presented in this work.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
Two sets of shimming coils mounted around the bore produce magnetic fields which even out any inhomogeneities in the field of the main solenoid.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
In each of two easily accessible sites, located in the Vaucluse Department, there exists an identical network of 3 km subterranean galleries, which were bored for the French Ministry of Defense.
Possible Observation of Nuclear Reactor Neutrinos Near the Oscillation Absolute Minimum