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  • n. Plural form of boredom.

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  • June 06, 2006 00: 57 bjeck: yes. australia is v v.nice. i live there. and if you look around, beneath the surface, we have quite some interesting bands. the mu mesons for example are not your average schizophrenic industrial noise pop therapy collective. (the boredoms supported them!) and their lead singer was/is one our top conservative movie critics. boo yeah.

    No Kisses, No Sweat (Music (For Robots))

  • For this reason the lives of the timid become a succession of boredoms and of pains.

    Poise: How to Attain It

  • The power of seeing things straight and knowing what is beautiful or noble, quite undisturbed by momentary boredoms or changes of taste, is a very rare gift and never perhaps possessed in full by any one.

    The Legacy of Greece Essays By: Gilbert Murray, W. R. Inge, J. Burnet, Sir T. L. Heath, D'arcy W. Thompson, Charles Singer, R. W. Livingston, A. Toynbee, A. E. Zimmern, Percy Gardner, Sir Reginald Blomfield

  • They have had to learn the old lesson that work for others is the only cure for sorrow, and they have learned too that it is the only cure for all those petty worries and boredoms which assailed them in times of peace.

    Life in a Tank

  • How much rather I wish that being free from mundane and wide-awake (that is to say from perilously dusty) considerations and droughty boredoms, I might wander forth at leisure through the air and visit the regions where everything is as the soul chooses: to be dropped at last in the ancient and famous town of

    The Path to Rome

  • However, if I overtax your intellect, you can leave us and seek the society of love and beauty and the rest of your favorite boredoms.

    Act III

  • But outside all these lesser boredoms and anxieties there was another bigger than all the rest and growing every day: After the money was gone, what?

    Treasure and Trouble Therewith A Tale of California

  • Manisty disliked and had thrown aside the rôle of country gentleman; because, in truth, he had not money enough to play it magnificently, and he had set himself against marriage; because no woman had yet appeared to make the probable boredoms of it worth while.

    Eleanor

  • Each meanwhile was conscious of a secret range of thoughts -- hers concerned with the effort and struggle, the bitter disappointments and disillusions of the past six weeks; and his with the schemes he had cherished in the East and on the way home, of marrying Mary Lyster, or more correctly, Mary Lyster's money, and so resigning himself to the inevitable boredoms of an English existence.

    The Marriage of William Ashe

  • It is impossible perhaps to be whirled in this fashion out of the whisperings and boredoms of town without longing to know a little more of the pretty magician who works this wonderful transformation scene.

    Stray Studies from England and Italy

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