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complacent
used in Mansfield Park

8 uses
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Definition contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
  • And looking at her complacently, she added, "Humph, we certainly are a handsome family!"
    Chapter 33 (90% in)
complacently = in a satisfied manner — without any concern
  • Amid the cares and the complacency which his own children suggested, Sir Thomas did not forget to do what he could for the children of Mrs. Price: he assisted her liberally in the education and disposal of her sons as they became old enough for a determinate pursuit; and Fanny, though almost totally separated from her family, was sensible of the truest satisfaction in hearing of any kindness towards them, or of anything at all promising in their situation or conduct.
    Chapter 2 (87% in)
  • Miss Bertram's attention and opinion was evidently his chief aim; and though her deportment showed rather conscious superiority than any solicitude to oblige him, the mention of Sotherton Court, and the ideas attached to it, gave her a feeling of complacency, which prevented her from being very ungracious.
    Chapter 6 (8% in)
  • Mrs. Norris was all delight and volubility; and even Fanny had something to say in admiration, and might be heard with complacency.
    Chapter 8 (94% in)
  • He was certainly better pleased to hand her into the barouche than to assist her in ascending the box, and his complacency seemed confirmed by the arrangement.
    Chapter 10 (86% in)
  • On the morrow they were walking about together with true enjoyment, and every succeeding morrow renewed a tete-a-tete which Sir Thomas could not but observe with complacency, even before Edmund had pointed it out to him.
    Chapter 24 (61% in)
  • Sir Thomas himself was watching her progress down the dance with much complacency; he was proud of his niece; and without attributing all her personal beauty, as Mrs. Norris seemed to do, to her transplantation to Mansfield, he was pleased with himself for having supplied everything else: education and manners she owed to him.
    Chapter 28 (50% in)
  • The recollection of what had been done for William was always the most powerful disturber of every decision against Mr. Crawford; and she sat thinking deeply of it till Mary, who had been first watching her complacently, and then musing on something else, suddenly called her attention by saying: "I should like to sit talking with you here all day, but we must not forget the ladies below, and so good-bye, my dear, my amiable, my excellent Fanny, for though we shall nominally part in the...
    Chapter 36 (87% in)

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