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A little poverty would do you good, Fan; just enough necessity to keep you busy till you find how good work is; and when you once learn that, you won't complain of ennui any more," returned Polly, who had taken kindly the hard lesson which twenty years of cheerful poverty had taught her.
Ennui, the state or condition of one that is bored.
Rose leaned where she was, and fell to thinking how many good times she had had lately, for the gardening had prospered finely, and she was learning to swim and row, and there were drives and walks, and quiet hours of reading and talk with Uncle Alec, and, best of all, the old pain and ennui seldom troubled her now.
As well as to weakness and exhaustion, does he appeal to too much strength, to superabundant vitality, to the ennui of idleness.
But with successive Latin, Medieval, and Renaissance writers in verse and prose the country characters and setting had become mere disguises, sometimes allegorical, for the expression of the very far from simple sentiments of the upper classes, and sometimes for their partly genuine longing, the outgrowth of sophisticated weariness and ennui, for rural naturalness.
Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam.
In fine weather he generally manages to get through the time pretty well, but on rainy days, of which we have had a good many of late, it is quite painful to witness his ennui.
During my youthful days discontent never visited my mind, and if I was ever overcome by ennui, the sight of what is beautiful in nature or the study of what is excellent and sublime in the productions of man could always interest my heart and communicate elasticity to my spirits.
Ennui was a word of which I have forgotten the meaning.
Gerrard, like Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, is a natural analyst, unlike Thierry Henry, who, at Sky, has turned into Thierry Ennui.
In "Sourdough Ennui," he alludes to Baudelaires ennui and to E.
15PM Kevin Spacey shot to fame in the mother of all mid-life crisis films as a disillusioned family man whose suburban ennui leads to an infatuation with his daughter's best friend.
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