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Word: boor

Definition: rude, insensitive person


Sentences Containing 'boor'

Am I, perchance, being, as I am, a gentleman, bound to know and distinguish sounds and tell whether they come from fulling mills or not; and that, when perhaps, as is the case, I have never in my life seen any as you have, low boor as you are, that have been born and bred among them?
In 1888 Orzeszkowa wrote two novels about the Niemen River (now part of Belarus): "Cham" (The Boor) focused on the life of fishermen; and her most famous novel, "Nad Niemnem" (On the Niemen) – often compared to "Pan Tadeusz" – dealing with the issues of Polish aristocracy against the backdrop of political and social order.
She has been the wife of Carl R. de Boor, an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 1991.
The boor replied that he was flogging him because he was his servant and because of carelessness that proceeded rather from dishonesty than stupidity; on which this boy said, 'Senor, he flogs me only because I ask for my wages.'
This reflection kept me perplexed and longing to know really and truly the whole life and wondrous deeds of our famous Spaniard, Don Quixote of La Mancha, light and mirror of Manchegan chivalry, and the first that in our age and in these so evil days devoted himself to the labour and exercise of the arms of knight-errantry, righting wrongs, succouring widows, and protecting damsels of that sort that used to ride about, whip in hand, on their palfreys, with all their virginity about them, from mountain to mountain and valley to valley--for, if it were not for some ruffian, or boor with a hood and hatchet, or monstrous giant, that forced them, there were in days of yore damsels that at the end of eighty years, in all which time they had never slept a day under a roof, went to their graves as much maids as the mothers that bore them.

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