Ennui in a sentence

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Definition of Ennui

  • A feeling of weariness and disgust; dullness and languor of spirits, arising from satiety or want of interest; tedium.
  • the feeling of being bored by something tedious

How to use ennui in a sentence. Ennui pronunciation.

His air of ennui and lassitude, which with him at least had the excuse of a serious foundation, was servilely copied by the youth around him, who never knew any greater distress than an overloaded stomach, but whom it pleased, nevertheless, to appear faded in their flower and contemptuous of human nature.
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Besides, his horses, his books, his domestics, and his journals arrived successively to dispel ennui.
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She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
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The great are the true victims of ennui.
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Every one you name has an object in life that drives away ennui, save yourself.
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But this very feeling gave an embarrassment to his situation with Lucilla, and yet more fixedly combined her image with that of a wearisome seclusion and an eternal ennui.
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At first such contradictions wrought Mutual repulsion and ennui, But grown familiar side by side On horseback every day they ride- Inseparable soon they be.
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His cynical candor allowed that both were sufficiently disreputable to justify grave apprehensions of such a result; accordingly, I contrived to find leisure in my evenings to lessen his ennui, by accompanying him in rambles through the gas-lit streets, or occasionally, for an hour or so, to one of the theatres.
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But if ever, in the fulness of my heart, I began to speak of my parents, of my home, he evinced either so impertinent an ennui or assumed so chilling a sneer that I usually hurried away from him, as well as the subject, in indignant disgust.
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Quand ce dernier la sut si furieuse, il parut consterné; et Gervaise, pour lui éviter des ennuis, consentit à rentrer tout de suite.
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Ce fut un gros ennui pour l'accouchée de le voir se servir lui-même, courir à la cuisine chercher le ragoût, manger dans une assiette creuse, ne pas trouver le pain.
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Le forgeron devait être là, elle le devinait; et quel ennui, s'il écoutait tous ces reproches mérités, auxquels elle ne pouvait rien répondre!
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A chaque nouvel ennui, elle s'enfonçait dans le seul plaisir de faire ses trois repas par jour.
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Son ennui venait de ce que, précisément, le quartier s'embellissait à l'heure où elle-même tournait à la ruine.
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We are called 'mangia-mayroni', and are worse off than galley slaves, for we are dying of ennui, and we are often starving without knowing how to stay our hunger.
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Cependant, Marie n'avait pas encore compris les projets d'Andre Vasling, car, au grand ennui de ce dernier ces conversations ne pouvaient se prolonger.
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Here we are in a state of profound idleness, which to me is a luxury; and we should all, I believe, have been in a state of high enjoyment, had it not been for the detestable cold gales and much rain, which always gives much ennui to children away from their homes.
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But I fear ennui will be as bad as a bad stomach...
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I seated myself before the piano, wondering whether he slept from wine, ennui, or to while away the time till I should come.
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Incapable of self-amusement, depending utterly upon superior minds for a respite from ennui, their caprice controlled his fate; and he knew it.
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Examples of Ennui

Example #1
We have seen Camors in this phase of his existence.
Example #2
He aided materially in founding a charming school of youth without smiles.
Example #3
Therefore he looked remarkably well when he jumped out of his dog-cart the ensuing Monday in front of M. des Rameures's door under the eyes of Madame de Tecle.
Example #4
His meditations on this theme occupied him agreeably the rest of that week, during which time he overlooked his workmen and conferred with his architect.
Example #5
Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety.
Example #6
How can we learn to know ourselves?