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complacent
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Jane Eyre
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  • Instead of speaking, I smiled; and not a very complacent or submissive smile either.
  • I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child — though equally dependent and friendless — Mrs. Reed would have endured my presence more complacently; her children would have entertained for me more of the cordiality of fellow-feeling; the servants would have been less prone to make me the scapegoat of the nursery.
  • But as matters really stood, to watch Miss Ingram’s efforts at fascinating Mr. Rochester, to witness their repeated failure — herself unconscious that they did fail; vainly fancying that each shaft launched hit the mark, and infatuatedly pluming herself on success, when her pride and self-complacency repelled further and further what she wished to allure — to witness THIS, was to be at once under ceaseless excitation and ruthless restraint.

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  • He had become complacent after years of success.
  • This team could win State if they stay hungry instead of getting too complacent.

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