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Je me suis evadee--" put in that way, the opening sentence immediately suggested that she might merely have wanted to escape from a boring round of engagements; which was very likely true, for he judged her to be capricious, and easily wearied of the pleasure of the moment.
murmured the musketeer, aside; "that is, I am boring you, my friend.
I must again, at the risk of boring, repeat that I am, in this one thing, to be considered a freak.
He worked quickly, boring cask after cask down the alleyway that led to deeper twilight.
A minute later, his own brace and bit carefully secreted, his hand was descending on the shoulder of a man he could not recognize in the gloom, but who, on his knees and wheezing, was steadily boring into the head of a cask.
I've just finished boring all of the starboard row.
Little Hanover pulled through all right, and to the end of his life he will persist, I know, in boring everybody with the narrative of his subsequent adventures.
The pleasure that letter will give you may make up for my boring you.
From face to face and speaker to speaker his eyes would turn, boring like gimlets of incandescent ice, disconcerting and perturbing.
If we look at the sting of the bee, as having originally existed in a remote progenitor as a boring and serrated instrument, like that in so many members of the same great order, and which has been modified but not perfected for its present purpose, with the poison originally adapted to cause galls subsequently intensified, we can perhaps understand how it is that the use of the sting should so often cause the insect's own death: for if on the whole the power of stinging be useful to the community, it will fulfil all the requirements of natural selection, though it may cause the death of some few members.
Boring through a rocky mountain requires different construction methods than scooping out muddy soil beneath an ocean or compacted sand under a large city.
An outsider to running might think nothing could possibly be more boring, tedious, and brain-numbing than to run 26.