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|Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary is a classic that stands alongside the best work of satirists such as Twain, Mencken, and Thurber. This unabridged edition will be celebrated by humor fans and word lovers everywhere.|
|A person who talks when you wish him to listen. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) |
American author A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Bert Leston Taylor (1866-1921) American humorist, pioneer newspaper
columnist I ...
|Laurence J. Peter • A man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible |
than the bore. — Samuel Butler • The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
— Voltaire • Bore: a person who talks when you wish him to listen. — Ambrose ...
|1 2 The life of a creator is not the only life nor perhaps the most interesting which |
a man leads. There is a time for ... Sw also I NNUI; Nieriwhc on INISOSl'ECTION.
BORES 1 Bore. A person who talks when you wish him to listen. AMBROSE ...
|If you look up bore in The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce, 1911), you will find |
this definition: “Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen.” Okay,
you're passionate. You probably even know more than most on a given topic, but
|A rustling in the leaves drives him away. - Benjamin, Walter Is ... You go about |
and never notice, you breathe it in, you eat and drink it. It is sifted so fine, ...
Berryman, John Bore -- a person who talks when you wish him to listen. - Bierce ...
|The Devil's Dictionary is a satirical reference book offering an eclectic selection of terms, political doublespeak, as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty.|
|1 —Ernest Hemingway, Green Hills of Africa, 1935 People die, but books never |
die. —Franklin ... There are some people who read too much: bibliobibuli. —H. L.
... —Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis, 1999 Bores & Dullness Speeches
measured by the hour die with the hour. ... A person who talks when you wish him
|Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book ! ... Bore'. A |
person who talks when you wish him to listen - Bierce. 3. Society is now one
polished horde, formed of two mighty tribes - the bores and the bored - Byron
|Even the grave yawns for him. ... on the body of the bootboy at Claridges. of |
James Joyce's Ulysses Virginia Woolf1882–1941 English novelist: letter to Lytton
Strachey, 24 April 1922 Bores 1 A person who talks when you wish him to listen.