Enter Mike Bloomberg: tanned, rested, $16 billion flush, term limited—and bored.
When we reunite with Valerie, both Room and bored and her reality show have been canceled.
After they were arrested, Jones confessed that they shot the university baseball team catcher “because they were bored.”
These Westerners are bored of the mediocrity that Western societies breed.
bored, Bieber started a game, playfully jabbing everyone in the crotch with his fist.
He was coming down from his last recall; and at sight of her his look of bored contempt vanished; lifting her hand, he kissed it.
Then Baugi took the auger again and he bored deeper and deeper into the rock.
And they all make the same reply, "I am bored at the rate of twenty shillings a day!"
As it was impossible to cut it down, it was bored off with pump-augers.
The rest of the afternoon's proceedings, taken up as they were with the preliminaries of the case, bored him.
1823, past participle adjective from bore (v.) in the figurative sense.
Society is now one polished horde,
Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
[Byron, "Don Juan," 1823]
Old English borian "to bore through, perforate," from bor "auger," from Proto-Germanic *buron (cf. Old Norse bora, Swedish borra, Old High German boron, Middle Dutch boren, German bohren), from PIE root *bher- (2) "to cut with a sharp point, pierce, bore" (cf. Greek pharao "I plow," Latin forare "to bore, pierce," Old Church Slavonic barjo "to strike, fight," Albanian brime "hole").
The meaning "diameter of a tube" is first recorded 1570s; hence figurative slang full bore (1936) "at maximum speed," from notion of unchoked carburetor on an engine. Sense of "be tiresome or dull" first attested 1768, a vogue word c.1780-81 according to Grose; possibly a figurative extension of "to move forward slowly and persistently," as a boring tool does.
past tense of bear (v.).
thing which causes ennui or annoyance, 1778; of persons by 1812; from bore (v.1).
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything. [Voltaire, "Sept Discours en Vers sur l'Homme," 1738]