It seemed like the highest sophistication—good, grownup humor—yet still not boring for a 15-year-old girl.
Porsche apart, the German sedans have another German quality: boring.
There are no laurels to rest on, and no boring but steady annuity of cash that ballasts Microsoft and will for years to come.
“There are no wrong answers here, and the last thing you want is a dry or boring essay,” he says.
Michelle Obama is impressive and beautiful, but in some ways our most boring first lady in memory.
So far, there had been no indications of oil at the first well which the Rovers were boring.
His theories were boring to listen to and impossible to execute.
These are divided into three kinds; open workings, subterranean workings, and boring operations.
It seemed to Laurent as if the finger of Therese was boring a hole in his throat.
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]