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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ennui

ennui can be used as a noun

1.How the longest ennui flees, When a man comes to our knee. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
2.Labor is the law he who rejects it will find ennui his torment. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.It is because symmetry is ennui, and ennui is at the very foundation of grief. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.Oh, believe me, that when three great passions, such as sorrow, love, and gratitude fill the heart, ennui can find no place.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.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. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
6.At the Bois de Boulogne, ennui and hunger attacked me at once,--two enemies who rarely accompany each other, and who are yet leagued against me, a sort of Carlo-republican alliance. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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