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Definition of bored 

: filled with or characterized by boredom had never been more bored in her life a bored voice Bobbi slouched back against the cushions doing her best impression of a bored teenager … —Ingrid Law

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One example: The jury was not bored during the trial and took detailed notes, Perry told Warmoth. Hal Boedeker,, "Casey Anthony: Judge praises Jose Baez," 24 June 2018 The 83-year-old former civil engineering professor was bored and lonely. Dawn Fallik, Washington Post, "What to do about lonely older men? Put them to work.," 24 June 2018 Of late, the critics and analysts say, the Warriors have been bored and uninspired. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Some fine tuning to keep the Warriors’ engine humming," 22 Feb. 2018 Frankly, these things tend to end when the crows get bored. Lance Morrow, WSJ, "Political Harassment Is for the Birds," 6 July 2018 There's less chance of becoming bored or feeling in a rut. Maura Kelly, Marie Claire, "3 Everyday Habits That May Be Killing Your Sex Life," 28 Oct. 2010 But now that the real Trump is no longer engaged in an all-out war with the show, and even Alec Baldwin seems bored with his Emmy-winning impression, average weekly viewership on S.N.L. has dropped from a 23-year high of 11 million to 9.4 million. Joanna Robinson, HWD, "S.N.L. Struggles to Find Its Identity in the Era of Trump Fatigue," 17 May 2018 Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — three dads whose kids were bored with their selection of summertime activities — were credited with inventing the sport. Bethany Ao,, "How to play pickleball," 12 July 2018 For instance, some agents got bored with religious rituals more quickly than others. Wesley Wildman, Smithsonian, "How Computer Scientists Model the Role of Religion in Society," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of bored

1823, in the meaning defined above

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