[Ads-l] boredom, 1829

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Mar 19 14:33:04 UTC 2019

OED has 1853 in Dickens.

1829 Polar Star p. 59: I obtained my first phase of boredom with frightful rapidity.


1829  Romances of Real life, by Mrs. Gore p. 99  :  ambling, mincing fops...poising their words, and polishing their sentences to the acme of boredom.


1831 [Twice in v. 2,  Benjamin Israeli, Young Duke]



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