Definition of 'bore'
Example sentences containing 'bore'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He belongs to a generation that gets bored easily and has no interest in delayed gratification. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Either he gets bored quickly or he has unending curiosity. Times, Sunday Times (2017)That may have been true when most jobs were boring and tiring. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There would be boring bits and ugly people with bad teeth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)England players have become bored there. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His job bored him, but left ample time for the writing he wanted to do. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am not one to talk all the time; people get bored and no one listens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I'm easily bored in relationships? The Sun (2016)Bosses today are hostages to the minuscule attention span of modern society, where fans get bored easily and often want change for change's sake. The Sun (2016)You are easily bored by the same routine and crave variety. Times, Sunday Times (2012)New players fail to spark in bore draw. The Sun (2012)Why should it be regrettable if people say bored of rather than bored with or bored by? Times, Sunday Times (2014)The bore was one of the highest for about nine years. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The whole thing bores me to tears. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was bored talking about his throwing three years ago and we are still talking. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You will need some outside space suitable for digging a trench or bore hole. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She could be somebody who people get bored with very quickly. The Sun (2010)There is really no need to be bored these days as there is so much going on. The Vitality Diet (1990)Not a bird that gets bored easily. Times, Sunday Times (2010)These two have only met three times before with the first two encounters ending in goalless bore draws. The Sun (2010)It can get a bit boring on the road so we like to make it interesting for ourselves. The Sun (2012) Life is boring if it's not challenging. The Sun (2014)He said: 'I got that bored. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Such was the determination of Croatia to press ahead it considered boring a tunnel beneath Bosnia or under the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2015)South Australian officials surveyed UK workers and found almost two thirds are bored with their jobs. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'bore'
Very Common. bore is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of bore from the Collins English Dictionary
Take better control of your finances with these simple steps
Do you find yourself living paycheque to paycheque? Dr Peter Brooks offers his advice to make that money last
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.