There will be people who complain that “nothing happened” or that, without Abraham, Rick, or Michonne, it was a boring episode.
It seemed like the highest sophistication—good, grownup humor—yet still not boring for a 15-year-old girl.
Can you still be shocked if something is boring and predictable?
There are no laurels to rest on, and no boring but steady annuity of cash that ballasts Microsoft and will for years to come.
boring teams, lousy quarterbacks, and namby-pamby rules are making the National Football League unwatchable.
So far, there had been no indications of oil at the first well which the Rovers were boring.
It is obtained by boring in the ground in those spots where the oil is likely to be found.
These are divided into three kinds; open workings, subterranean workings, and boring operations.
But it was boring for me, because I really had very little to do.
Nearly everywhere in the earth under our feet water can be found by digging or boring a well.
mid-15c., "action of piercing," from bore (v.). From 1853 in reference to animals that bore; 1840 in the sense "wearying, causing ennui."
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]