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 Meanings and Examples of ENNUI
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ennui
 n.  feeling of being bored by something tedious
Classic Sentence:
1  Nevaire again must I be deegneefied and full of ennui.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
2  It was not a condition of life which fitted her, and she could see in it but an appalling and hopeless ennui.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
3  But as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her; the hopelessness which so often assailed her, which came upon her like an obsession, like something extraneous, independent of volition.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
4  He had absolutely nothing to do, almost died of ennui, and became a confirmed misanthrope.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
5  The only horrible thing in the world is ennui, Dorian.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
6  Agathokleya Kuzminishna soon followed him; she could not accustom herself to a dull life in the capital; she was consumed by the ennui of existence away from the regiment.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  But if not, you're devoured by ennui.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
8  It is because symmetry is ennui, and ennui is at the very foundation of grief.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
9  Labor is the law; he who rejects it will find ennui his torment.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAI...
10  As we have said, he perfectly understood the old man's vocabulary, and if he did not use it more often, it was only indifference and ennui which prevented him from so doing.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 58. M. Noirtier de Villefort.
Example Sentence:
1  The monotonous routine of hospital life induced a feeling of ennui that made him moody and irritable.