Boredom


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Boredom

See also Futility.
Aldegonde, Lord St.
bored nobleman, empty of pursuits. [Br. Lit.: Lothair]
Baudelaire, Charles
(1821–1867) French poet whose dissipated lifestyle led to inner despair. [Fr. Lit.: NCE, 248]
Bovary, Emma
housewife suffers from ennui. [Fr. Lit.: Madame Bovary]
Des Esseintes, Jean
in dissipation and isolation, develops morbid ennui. [Fr. Lit.: Against the Grain]
Harthouse, James
thorough gentleman, weary of everything. [Br. Lit.: Hard Times]
Oblomov, Ilya
Russian landowner; embodiment of physical and mental sloth. [Russ. Lit.: Oblomov]
Povey, Constance Baines
uneventful thoughts, marriage best described as routine. [Br. Lit.: The Old Wives’ Tale, Magill I, 684–686]
References in classic literature ?
And now, pale and cold, the man who had gripped his fingers then and held on to them like a vise, seemed to find nothing except a slight boredom in this unexpected meeting.
I protest that to me it is a beautiful life, full of wholesome outdoor work, and with no room for those listless moments of depression and boredom, and of wondering what you will do next, that leave wrinkles round a pretty woman's eyes, and are not unknown even to the most brilliant.
Suddenly I perceived the menace of even worse boredom.
To him there was no romance in his gorgeous career, no deeds of daring, no thrills--nothing but a gray sameness and infinite boredom.
Such boredom, my dear, that one doesn't know what to do with oneself.
Why, the moments of boredom, of weariness, of dissatisfaction.
The result of the varieties of boredom I have undergone, is a conviction
James Harthouse, with a discreet use of his blue coaching, came off triumphantly, though with a considerable accession of boredom.
In susceptibility to boredom,' returned that worthy, 'I assure you I am the most consistent of mankind.
Washington, Nov 22 ( ANI ): Apart from the four types of boredom which were known before, researchers have identified another boredom subtype, namely apathetic boredom, which is associated with low arousal levels and high levels of aversion.
As part of a scheme to alleviate boredom and loneliness for patients who do not get any visitors, Southport and Formby District Hospital asked for people to come forward to dine with patients and help them with their meals.
BANISH boredom this half term with an action packed family holiday to Camping Fabulous, Rome, with camping specialist, Canvas Holidays.