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complacent
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  • Miss Flite received the compliment with complacency and dropped a general curtsy to us.
  • —are very complacent and agreeable.
  • Sir Leicester is generally in a complacent state, and rarely bored.
  • As substitutes, I had four angels, of Queen Anne’s reign, taking a complacent gentleman to heaven, in festoons, with some difficulty; and a composition in needlework representing fruit, a kettle, and an alphabet.
  • "Caddy, Caddy!" returned Mrs. Jellyby, opening another letter with the greatest complacency.
  • Sir Leicester sits in my Lady’s room—that room in which Mr. Tulkinghorn read the affidavit in Jarndyce and Jarndyce— particularly complacent.
  • But happily for her, she was quite complacent again now and beamed with nods and smiles.
  • Sir Leicester is particularly complacent because he has found in his newspaper some congenial remarks bearing directly on the floodgates and the framework of society.
  • Mr. Bucket is very complacent over this French explanation.
  • "Chesney Wold, Thomas," rejoins the housekeeper with proud complacency, "will set my Lady up!

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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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