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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 People wanting to be vaccinated just trickled in, and the staff at the site sat bored in the meantime. Martin Savidge, Angela Barajas And Theresa Waldrop, CNN, "Vaccine hesitancy in Hinds County, Mississippi, is a story shared elsewhere," 23 Apr. 2021 When Covid-19 struck, the bored and the homebound alike sought refuge in entertainment online. John Kang, Forbes, "The 30 Under 30 Asia Media Entrepreneurs And Influencers Keeping Us Connected During Social Distancing," 19 Apr. 2021 Kids who are decked out in marching-band outfits look bored, while folks in everyday wear seem ecstatic to be noticed. Hanif Abdurraqib, The New Yorker, "The Timeless Pleasures of Dawoud Bey’s Street Portraits," 15 Apr. 2021 Henry, a junior, came up with the idea while sitting at home in March feeling a bit helpless and bored while everyone was locked down with the state’s stay-at-home order. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, "These Loyola lacrosse players deliver on and off the field," 25 Mar. 2021 The Covid-era mania for cryptocurrencies and digital tokens shows how bored elites have already bought everything. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, "Trophy Homes and $2.5 Million Tweets: How the Idle Rich Spent Their Pandemic Year," 10 Mar. 2021 The stock market run, with the S&P 500 ending the year up over 16 percent, paid handsomely for those with the right timing and stomach, drawing in players from all walks of life from farmers to engineers to the bored and laid off and desperate. NBC News, "If you joined the GameStop frenzy or dabbled with bitcoin, get ready for the tax man," 23 Feb. 2021 As bored as some fans might get with the same guys holding the trophies year after year, this is perhaps the most interesting time in the whole Big Three era. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: With 18th Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic shows he's not yielding to young guns," 21 Feb. 2021 Almost half report feeling sad, depressed, tired, sick, bored or disappointed coming in, followed by a category that includes distracted, annoyed, embarrassed or nervous. The Salt Lake Tribune, "COVID-19 is fueling innovation in Utah schools to help students focus and cope," 19 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of bored

1823, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Bored.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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