In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We fear boredom, yet it is from boredom that real and productive imaginative play is spawned.
- On the contrary, it has brought us obsessions with work, stress and boredom.
- Local teenagers blamed the disturbances on boredom, and what they see as a total lack of things for them to do in the area.
- I often find dead spiders in the house and wonder whether they've died from boredom or starvation.
- You know, I think one of the problems I'm having at the moment is a deep and unassailable boredom.
- They are paintings about boredom and the consolation of invented pleasures.
- Two whole easily forgettable years of torture and boredom are almost over.
- Drew fought really, really hard to not roll her eyes in frustrated boredom.
- But their lives are rarely in danger; boredom is the great evil they must keep at bay.
- The mild suggestion of boredom he affects can't disguise a hint of testiness.
- Every time the boys' boredom threatens to go off like a klaxon, she produces another palliative.
- Sometimes a long period of whittling away at the front-runner can lead to boredom and apathy.
- There was certainly no boredom at the Varsity match in Cambridge on Saturday.
- If one more thing goes wrong with my body, my eyes are gonna roll back in my head with sheer utter boredom.
- However, now your baby will cry from boredom, anxiety, frustration and teething.
- The relentless boredom, fear and frustration hung over her head like a black storm cloud.
- The accident, along with endless months of pain and boredom in hospital, failed to break her spirit.
- Emotional eating is a big problem for lots of people, and so is eating out of boredom, or habit.
- I read somewhere the other day about boredom being necessary for creativity.
- With all this pressure the crew relieve boredom and tension of long flights by playing practical jokes.
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