The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrational bipeds who hurt only themselves. - Maria Edgeworth (1833)
are people who inspire Bores boredom, usually through a lack of social skills and an inability to understand that their topics of conversation are of no interest to their listeners.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
The bore is usually considered a harmless creature, or of that class of irrational bipeds who hurt only themselves.
…had that worst bump developed that can adorn the head of a bore—viz., long-story-tellativeness.
Got the ill name of augurs, because they were bores.
L'ennui naquit un jour de l'uniformité.
One day ennui was born from uniformity.
Antoine Houdar de la Motte, Les Amis trop d'accord, Fables (1719); quotes and translation reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 81.
That old hereditary bore, The steward.
Again I hear that creaking step!— He's rapping at the door! Too well I know the boding sound That ushers in a bore.
He says a thousand pleasant things,— But never says "Adieu."
O, he's as tedious As is a tir'd horse, a railing wife; Worse than a smoky house; I had rather live With cheese and garlic in a windmill, far, Than feed on cates, and have him talk to me, In any summer-house in Christendom.
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