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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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Examples of bored in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Egyptian viewers, bored with the homogeneous programming or in search of unfiltered news, are increasingly turning to foreign media as an alternative. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Outside Egypt, Critics Speak Freely. Inside, Families Pay the Price.," 14 May 2020 The song, created by Curtis Roach, first debuted as a casual TikTok video on March 4, the audio from which has since been used over 4 million times in TikToks for people who are, well, bored in their houses, waiting out the coronavirus quarantine. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Quarantine Made Them Famous — Now What?," 7 May 2020 The findings illustrate what public health experts say has been a concern about Americans growing intolerably bored, lonely and restless as the weeks of being ordered or asked to stay home wear on. Katherine Shaver, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Quarantine fatigue’ continues for second week, showing a worrisome trend, researchers say," 29 Apr. 2020 Most of its crew have been moved ashore to quarantine on Guam. Associated Press HONOLULU — When a curfew goes into effect each night for one county in Hawaii, the mayor gets bored -- and posts videos on social media., "US states build stockpiles of malaria drug touted by Trump," 26 Apr. 2020 The more than 200,000 dormitory residents are now anxious, bored, isolated and scared. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "Singapore lost control of its coronavirus outbreak, and migrant workers are the victims," 21 Apr. 2020 Sure, this might just be a case of everyone being bored in the house—and in the house bored—during quarantine. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Here's Why Taylor Swift Fans Think She's Releasing a New Project in May," 29 Apr. 2020 Frequent episodes might be a sign that your dog is bored, stressed, or not getting enough exercise and/or mental stimulation. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "What Are “Zoomies” and Why Do Dogs Get Them?," 27 Apr. 2020 There are treat-dispensing toys that require your pup to solve a puzzle first, to keep them from getting bored. Elizabeth Sheldon, Country Living, "Before Adopting a New Dog, Make Sure You Have These Essentials," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of bored

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bored was in 1823

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17 May 2020

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“Bored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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