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Boredom

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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]
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Although sometimes associated with anxiety and melancholy, experiencing the depersonalizing ennui is characteristic of a special class, Cioran himself associating it with monastic acedia.
After growing up in Ennui, Ohio, and graduating from The Ohio State University she vowed never to be cold again (in a tantrum more worthy of Suellen than Scarlett) and ended up in Tucson, Arizona, producing the news for the CBS affiliate, oddly enough called KOLD-TV.
There are a lot of approaches and solutions to end boredom and deal with ennui, so that we do not become its slave.
Composed during this time of turmoil, Ennui is Edgeworth's first effort to represent in fictional form the conflict in Ireland and the subsequent political absorption of the nation into the United Kingdom.
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Similarly, I grew up in a lovely Victorian terrace, but my Sims all died of ennui when I tried to reproduce it for them--they wanted open-plan living, a deck, a power wardrobe, and a walk-in oven.
He was flanked by a messy pile of children's books, two dressmakers' dummies and a lap-top, while, to a background of jazz and strange bubbles and pops, the audience waited, just like Ennui L'Estrange, the ringmaster of the title was, texting, chatting and reading the handout left on the seat, for the ride to commence.
The following pages consider Edgeworth's civic nationalism, tracing the progression of her thought from the Essay on Irish Bulls (1802), which she co-authored with her father Richard Lovell Edgeworth, to her two subsequent (independently authored) novels, Ennui (1809) and The Absentee (1812).
Ennui soon became le neant, the untenanted throne upon which God used to sit.
can help youth of today to battle inactivity, boredom, disconnectedness, and disease as well as teach them healthy ways to cope with stress, tension, and ennui.
Charalambides is a raucous storyteller, with a penchant for the absurd and a healthy dose of modern ennui, so it's nice to see him take center stage once in a while.