- In a boring manner.
- 1958, A.G. Yates, The Cold Dark Hours, Sydney: Horwitz, published 1963, page 36:
- "I understand most of them are most boringly moral in their private lives.
- 1974, John Boorman, Zardoz, London: Pan Books, page 59:
- "Let's take another boringly democratic vote. Shall we...Consuella?"
- The professor droned on boringly, putting his class to sleep.