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contented
used in Frankenstein

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satisfied
  • In spite of the intense labour and wonderful discoveries of modern philosophers, I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied.
    Chapter 2 (58% in)
  • ...father had taken the pains to explain to me that the principles of Agrippa had been entirely exploded and that a modern system of science had been introduced which possessed much greater powers than the ancient, because the powers of the latter were chimerical, while those of the former were real and practical, under such circumstances I should certainly have thrown Agrippa aside and have contented my imagination, warmed as it was, by returning with greater ardour to my former studies.
    Chapter 2 (51% in)
  • The blue lake and snow-clad mountains—they never change; and I think our placid home and our contented hearts are regulated by the same immutable laws.
    Chapter 6 (14% in)
  • They did not appear rich, but they were contented and happy; their feelings were serene and peaceful, while mine became every day more tumultuous.
    Chapter 15 (47% in)
  • During my youthful days discontent never visited my mind, and if I was ever overcome by ennui, the sight of what is beautiful in nature or the study of what is excellent and sublime in the productions of man could always interest my heart and communicate elasticity to my spirits.
    Chapter 19 (35% in)
  • Chase away your idle fears; to you alone do I consecrate my life and my endeavours for contentment.
    Chapter 22 (53% in)
  • But death was no evil to me if the loss of Elizabeth were balanced with it, and I therefore, with a contented and even cheerful countenance, agreed with my father that if my cousin would consent, the ceremony should take place in ten days, and thus put, as I imagined, the seal to my fate.
    Chapter 22 (69% in)
  • She looked forward to our union with placid contentment, not unmingled with a little fear, which past misfortunes had impressed, that what now appeared certain and tangible happiness might soon dissipate into an airy dream and leave no trace but deep and everlasting regret.
    Chapter 22 (74% in)
  • "Be happy, my dear Victor," replied Elizabeth; "there is, I hope, nothing to distress you; and be assured that if a lively joy is not painted in my face, my heart is contented.
    Chapter 22 (92% in)

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