This accounts for the joyless, pleasureless life of many married partners.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
The Mizzen-Top Hotel has always been a sober institution, influenced thereto by the pleasureless spirit of the Hill.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
There she spent five pleasureless and worse than profitless years.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various