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How do I use boredom in a sentence? For example:

He danced to kill his boredom.

I want to know the correct sentence in that same pattern.

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Grammatically, your sentence is fine.

Idiomatically, I'm not sure that kill is a word that I would use with boredom, though it's perfectly understandable. I would probably say get rid of or drive away.

Why would I not use kill? I think it's because boredom is something so passive - it's sort of dead already, and taking it away is making something more lively.

In a more literary register, I might say assuage.

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    I would use "relieve" over assuage, but otherwise I agree with your answer. – Gus Oct 3 '14 at 16:46

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