Definitions

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  • adv. In a bored manner

Etymologies

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bored +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "Come in," he called boredly, and fanned the smoke from before his face that he might look upon this unwelcome visitor who was going to apologize for the sins of his colleagues in Arizona.

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  • As a master of communications, Mandelson seemed boredly mute when it came to answering questions, even ones "Do you think you're a kingmaker rather than a king?" that so obviously pandered to his world-class vanity.

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  • He was halted by the master-at-arms on watch outside Narby's suite, cuffed around a bit for his insistence on entering, referred to a boredly unsympathetic clerk who took his name and told him to return to his village and wait to be summoned.

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  • Kyakhta shrugged boredly as Bulgan emerged behind him.

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  • With resigned expressionless faces they stood silently by the road in their mean clothes, boredly holding up their Kuomintang and American flags in one hand, while they scratched themselves or picked their noses with the other.

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  • The Washington Post boredly mentioned that U.S. ranks were about the same as in 2003.

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  • I pictured it as a shaggy gray dog staring boredly at me with half-closed yellow eyes.

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  • He said, that even in the best gig of his life, all he could remember was the one woman who sat boredly chewing her nails and yawning.

    Off for a rest

  • Image-saturated and completely cut off from any meaningful human contact, these unknowing-human-channel-hoppers boredly observe couples making love or fighting or suffocating cats in plastic bags, and none of it means a damned thing to them.

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  • The clerk, without even looking up from her cash register, boredly replies “second aisle, third of the way down” like an emergency need for pirate costumes was entirely routine!

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