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Top 100 Quotes About Ennui

#1. Idleness begets ennui, ennui the hypochondriac, and that a diseased body. No laborious person was ever yet hysterical. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#2. After work, she wandered around the center of Baltimore, aimlessly, interested in nothing. Was this what the novelists meant by ennui? - Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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#3. Poems should be like pins which prick the skin of boredom and leave a glow equal in its pride to the gate of the sadist who stuck the pin and walked away - Author: Norman Mailer
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#4. For her, life was as cold as an attic with a window looking to the north, and ennui, like a spider, was silently spinning its shadowy web in every cranny of her heart. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#5. Guests are the delight of leisure, and the solace of ennui. - Author: Agnes Repplier
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#6. Him yelling, Give me lust, baby. Flash. Give me malice. Flash. Give me detached existentialist ennui. Flash. Give me rampant intellectualism as a coping mechanism. Flash. - Author: Anonymous
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#7. If you want to live in 'white world,' if you want to experience the stultifying boredom and penetrating ennui that homogeneity can bring, you can go to Canada any day of the year. It's an entire country named Doug. - Author: Greg Proops
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#8. Progress comes by experiment, and this from ennui that leads to voyages, wars, revolutions, and plainly to change in the arts of expression; that cries out to the imagination, and is the nurse of the invention whereof we term necessity the mother. - Author: Edmund Clarence Stedman
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#9. I can worry myself into a state of spiritual ennui over questions like "What good does it do to pray if God already knows everything?" Jesus silences such questions: he prayed, so should we. - Author: Philip Yancey
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#10. There's so much I should say, so many things I should tell him, but in the end I tell him nothing.
I cut a line and my losses, and I light a cigarette. - Author: Clint Catalyst
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#11. Pain, indolence, sterility, endless ennui have also their lesson for you, if you are great. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#12. How much more suffering is caused by the thought of death than by death itself. - Author: Will Durant
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#13. Yes, Doc, I'm not feeling too well.'

Which was true enough, Kwang Meng considered.

He had honestly not been feeling too well since he contracted poverty, loneliness, boredom, sexual frustration and periodic coughs and colds. Not to speak of his dreary job. - Author: Goh Poh Seng
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#14. Watching TV becomes a full-time job when you can scan 200 channels all day and all night and still have the option of punching Night Dreams into the video machine, if the rest of the world seems dull. - Author: Hunter S. Thompson
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#15. Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui - these are the true hero's enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#16. Necessity is the constant scourge of the lower classes, ennui of the higher ones. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#17. Love is an emotion too often threatened by ennui to attain to the grand passion for which I have long since ceased to hope. - Author: Tatamkhulu Afrika
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#18. I had neglected to provide myself with books, and as we crept along at the dull rate of four miles per hour, I soon felt the foul fiend Ennui coming upon me - Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
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#19. Ennui is the disease of hearts without feeling, and of minds without resources. - Author: Madame Roland
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#20. Don't tell me that you have exhausted Life. When a man says that, one knows that life has exhausted him. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#21. Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#22. On top of pique, umbrage, and ennui. Oh, the French diseases of the soul. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#23. That which renders life burdensome to us generally arises from the abuse of it. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#24. Adrenalin dispels boredom. Run, you sufferers from ennui! Run for your lives! - Author: Mason Cooley
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#25. Ennui, the demon, waited at the threshold of his noiseless refuge, and drove away the stirring hopes and enlivening expectations, which form the better part of life. - Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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#26. Time went by. It could be proved that it did, although so little happened. - Author: Elizabeth Taylor
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#27. Anxiety and Ennui are the Scylla and Charybdis on which the bark of human happiness is most often wrecked. - Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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#28. It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. - Author: Helen Keller
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#29. I mean, evil and boredom. Evil and ennui. Evil and the lack of stimulation. Evil and sluggish blood. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#30. Her life was cold as a garret whose dormer window looks on the north, and ennui, the silent spider, was weaving its web in the darkness in every corner of her heart. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#31. Everything is endured - disgrace, humiliation, poverty, war, crime, ennui - in the belief that overnight something will occur, a miracle, which will render life tolerable. - Author: Henry Miller
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#32. A glad zest and hopefulness might be inspired even in the most jaded and ennui-cursed, were there in our homes such simple, truthful natures as that of my heroine, and it is in the sphere of quiet homes - not elsewhere - I believe that a woman can best rule and save the world. - Author: T.C. Boyle
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#33. Thus people
so it seems to me
Become good friends from sheer ennui. - Author: Alexander Pushkin
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#34. i am awake only in what i love & desire to the point of terror -- everything else is just shrouded furniture, quotidian anaesthesia, shit-for-brains, sub-reptilian ennui of totalitarian regimes, banal censorship & useless pain ... - Author: Hakim Bey
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#35. I am so satiated with the great number of detestable books with which we are inundated that I am reduced to punting at faro. - Author: Voltaire
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#36. To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight. - Author: Charles De Montesquieu
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#37. Between Ennui and Ecstasy unwinds our whole experience of time. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#38. Boredom is essentially a thwarted desire for events, not necessarily pleasant ones, but just occurrences such as will enable the victim of ennui to know one day from another. The opposite of boredom, in a word, is not pleasure, but excitement. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#39. Oh God, not another fucking beautiful day. - Author: James Fox
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#40. We are amused through the intellect, but it is the heart that saves us from ennui. - Author: Sophie Swetchine
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#41. The xcursion helped dislodge your ... sense of ennui? - Author: David Mitchell
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#42. Nothing is as tedious as the limping days,
When snowdrifts yearly cover all the ways,
And ennui, sour fruit of incurious gloom,
Assumes control of fate's immortal loom - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#43. Idleness, ennui, noise, mischief, riot, and a nameless train of mistaken notions of pleasure, are often classed, in a young man's mind, under the general head of liberty. - Author: Maria Edgeworth
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#44. You wouldn't think you could get bored falling to your death ... But when it's a really, really long drop, there's a definite risk on ennui. - Author: Tom Holt
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#45. Ennui and lethargy are waging a war inside me. - Author: Aaron Allston
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#46. Life is islands of ecstasy in an ocean of ennui, and after the age of thirty land is seldom seen. - Author: Luke Rhinehart
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#47. Tedium and ennui are the demons of modernity. These haunt us when the routines fail, the narratives dissolve, and time disintegrates (p. 718). - Author: James K.A. Smith
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#48. Social life is filled with doubts and vain aspirings; solitude, when the imagination is dethroned, is turned to weariness and ennui. - Author: Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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#49. As the gout seems privileged to attack the bodies of the wealthy, so ennui seems to exert a similar prerogative over their minds. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#50. Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#51. There were moments when life at school became a matter of utter indifference to him. Then the putty of his everyday concerns dropped out and, with nothing more to bind them together, the hours of his life fell apart. - Author: Robert Musil
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#52. The curse of the great is ennui. - Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
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#53. Rousseau and his disciples were resolved to force men to be free; in most of the world, they triumphed; men are set free from family, church, town, class, guild; yet they wear, instead, the chains of the state, and they expire of ennui or stifling lone lines. - Author: Russell Kirk
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#54. I hate the lackadaisical ennui of a sun too preoccupied with itself to notice the infinite hours we spend in its presence. - Author: Tahereh Mafi
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#55. What's your usual gig?"

"Physical fitness coach. I find it rather humdrum. Your assignment will be a welcome break in the quotidian ennui. - Author: Julian May
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#56. I love nothing and that is the true cause of my ennui. - Author: Marie Anne De Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise Du Deffand
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#57. Music, drawing, books, invention & exercise will be so many resources to you against ennui. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#58. Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#59. With the awakening of his emotions, his first perception was a sense of futility, a dull ache at the utter grayness of his life. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#60. Weltanschaung as Ennui [10w]
When world-view turns to world-weariness,
we see staleness in everything. - Author: Beryl Dov
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#61. Ennui shortens life, and bereaves the day of its light. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#62. I am paddling laps in a demitasse of home-brewed ennui - Author: Michael Perry
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#63. Now is the autumn of our ennui. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#64. The state of man is inconstancy, ennui, anxiety. - Author: Blaise Pascal
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#65. Boredom looms over the liveliest lessons, seeking to destroy. - Author: Marina Leigh Duff
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#66. Ennui, the parent of expensive and ruinous vices. - Author: Ninon De L'Enclos
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#67. It is only those who never think at all, or else who have accustomed themselves to blood invariably on abstract ideas, that ever feel ennui. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#68. Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#69. I am tired of myself tonight. I should like to be somebody else. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#70. If the ego is not regularly and repeatedly dissolved in the unbounded hyperspace of the Transcendent Other, there will always be slow drift away from the sense of self as part of nature's larger whole. The ultimate consequence of this drift is the fatal ennui that now permeates Western Civilization. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#71. In the aftermath of 9/11, people had not a good time, but a deep, profound, rousing time, woke up from their ennui and isolation and trivialization to feel engaged, connected, purposeful, ready to give, to engage, to care, to learn. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#72. Some people just live out their whole lives with some sort of ache in their heart they never resolve. - Author: Eda J. Vor
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#73. I came running down the stairs that morning, like it was Christmas. My parents were already up. In my family, presents never waited; they were there upon waking. Our family has a problem with what they called delayed gratification. We want what we want when we want it, and we always want it now. - Author: Neal Shusterman
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#74. You do not wish to earn your living, to have a task, to fulfil a duty! It bores you to be like other men? Well! You will be different. Labor is the law; he who rejects it will find ennui his torment. You do not wish to be a workingman, you will be a slave. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#75. How nice it would be to be dead if only we could know we were dead. That is what I hate, the not being able to turn round in the grave and to say It is over. - Author: Edward Thomas
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#76. If we were always, indeed, getting our living, and regulating our lives according to the last and best mode we had learned, we should never be troubled with ennui. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#77. I'm just not having a very good time and I don't have any reason to think it'll get anything but worse. I'm tired. I'm hurt. I'm sad. I feel used. - Author: Marsha Norman
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#78. failed to yield to hooded figures, resulting in mandatory citywide ennui for hours. - Author: Joseph Fink
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#79. He thought of hanging himself, to pass the time. - Author: Johnny Rich
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#80. HUMAN BEINGS MAKE LIFE SO INTERESTING. DO YOU KNOW, THAT IN A UNIVERSE SO FULL OF WONDERS, THEY HAVE MANAGED TO INVENT BOREDOM. (Death) - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#81. Irony and hip ennui are extremely authoritarian. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#82. Gossip, like ennui, is born of idleness. - Author: Ninon De L'Enclos
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#83. I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. - Author: Edward Gorey
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#84. Ennui is the desire of activity without the fit means of gratifying the desire. - Author: George Bancroft
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#85. The girl arrived; I thought her handsome; and as I doubted not that you would be mortified by my absence, I did most sincerely hope that she would be able to dissipate something of your ennui: for it is the fidelity of the heart alone that I value. - Author: Antoine Francois Prevost D'Exiles
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#86. I had a hunger for things I knew realistically I didn't actually care for. - Author: Tama Janowitz
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#87. Sealed off from enchantment, the modern buffered self is also sealed off from significance, left to ruminate in a stew of its own ennui. - Author: James K.A. Smith
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#88. A bouquet yellow like remorse
Hurts my view
The cage
The wheel
The vile ennui of all mankind
And no one no one to break my chains!
("Outcries") - Author: Helene Baronne D'Oettingen
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#89. Philosophy may raise us above grandeur, but nothing can elevate us above the ennui which accompanies it. - Author: Francoise D'Aubigne, Marquise De Maintenon
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#90. All my struggles, my triumphs, my losses, were being eclipsed by what was being revealed now. Had ever ennui and despair been banished by such revelations, such precious gifts of truth? - Author: Anne Rice
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#91. And I don't mean this metaphorically. I want to be taken seriously as proposing that the ennui of modernity is the consequence of a disruptive symbiotic relationship between ourselves and vegetable nature. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#92. If the child has not an object that it can occupy itself with, it feels ennui; for it does not yet know how to occupy itself with itself. - Author: Max Stirner
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#93. The song 'Take This Job and Shove It' spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites. - Author: Alex Pareene
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#94. There is something deeply attractive, at least to quite a lot of people, about squalor, misery, and vice. They are regarded as more authentic, and certainly more exciting, than cleanliness, happiness, and virtue. - Author: Theodore Dalrymple
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#95. Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion, preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters. - Author: M.F.K. Fisher
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#96. The only horrible thing in the world is ennui. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#97. Oh, believe me, that when three great passions, such as sorrow, love, and gratitude fill the heart, ennui can find no place." "You - Author: Alexandre Dumas
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#98. Symmetry is ennui, and ennui is the very essence of grief and melancholy. Despair yawns. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#99. The others in the dorm thought I wanted to be a writer, because I was always alone with a book, but I had no such ambition. There was nothing I wanted to be. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#100. Every time I think I've touched bottom as far as boredom is concerned, new vistas of ennui open up. - Author: Margaret Halsey
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