He was soon aware that there was springing up in his heart a desire for desires--_ennui_.
Without conscious intention he began to clutch at every passing caprice, taking it for a desire and an object.
Sixteen hours of the day must be occupied in some way, since they were living abroad in complete freedom, outside the conditions of social life which filled up time in Petersburg.
As for the amusements of bachelor existence, which had provided Vronsky with entertainment on previous tours abroad, they could not be thought of, since the sole attempt of the sort had led to a sudden attack of depression in Anna, quite out of proportion with the cause--a late supper with bachelor friends.

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