Bore in a sentence as a noun

She bore 100% of the risk and of course she should never have used this service.

I've been learning and using new languages for over 30 years; I won't bore you with a list.

I mean, slaving myself so much time over such stupid and abstract matter must bore me to death, right?

And if so, won't the bore holes they are drilling do just that?That's the most interesting part of the article for me.

You generally don't know what burdens they bore, how you and others made the burden more instead of less.

Document assembly and templating is a bore, IMO.

Bore in a sentence as a verb

Do you plan on becoming interesting at some point in the future, or are you firmly committed to being a bore until you die?

It sucked: I couldn't hold on to conversations, and people couldn't understand my pronunciation; so I was bored and very lonely.

* The cost estimates for the Hyperloop captured only its capex costs and not its operating expenses, so that the per-ticket prices derived from its proposed cost bore no relation to its actual cost structure.

In 17th century England, as modern western society was taking shape, you had, on the one side, royalists who despised political freedom, who valued rule by a church hierarchy, and yet who were much given to licentious habits in their lifestyles while, on the other, you had those who agitated for political freedom, who fought oppressive forms of centralized rule, who ultimately broke away to form what became America, and yet who in their personal lives bore the grim face of the puritan that sought at every turn to chain, quarter, and shame everyone all about who thought it might be fun to dance or to have a little fun in life.

So, what used to be regarded as a dispute over garbage at the local dump becomes a massive environmental enforcement action by which dozens of parties face multi-million dollar liabilities; what used to be a distribution chain in which only the end-point seller typically bore liability to the consumer becomes massive product liability suits going back to the manufacturers and imposing strict liability on them in ways that can ruin a multi-billion business; what used to be the $.25 that a cab driver overcharged you because of some shifty trade practice becomes a major class action in which all the vendors in the area are swept in to face a protracted legal fight and potentially substantial damage exposure; etc., etc., etc.

Bore definitions


a person who evokes boredom

See also: dullard


a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

See also: eagre aegir eager


diameter of a tube or gun barrel

See also: gauge caliber calibre


a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes

See also: bore-hole


cause to be bored

See also: tire


make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool; "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

See also: drill