In the midst of these sinful pleasures, he is assailed by Joylessness, on whose side is Falsehood secretly.
They stood fixed, their baffled hearts looking out of their eyes with a joylessness pitiful to see.
From an outer darkness of unhappiness or at least of joylessness, they had all come hither—as I had come.
One hour of pure happiness she had indeed enjoyed, but how many days, months, years of joylessness and suffering lay behind her!
One might think so, since asceticism has no joylessness comparable to that of the blasted rou or utter worldling.