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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Oh, believe me, that when three great passions, such as sorrow, love, and gratitude fill the heart, ennui can find no place.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The sultans and viziers who rule over society there, and who constitute what in France we call the government, are really Haroun-al-Raschids and Giaffars, who not only pardon a poisoner, but even make him a prime minister, if his crime has been an ingenious one, and who, under such circumstances, have the whole story written in letters of gold, to divert their hours of idleness and ennui.

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  • She’s suffering mid-life ennui with evaporating hopes.
  • We’re living together until ennui do us part.

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