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  • Beholding him in which glow of contentment, Mr. Guppy says, "You are a man again, Tony!"
  • She was still standing by the bed, and now stooped down (but still with the same discontented face) and kissed Ada.
  • It was not merely that they were weazened and shrivelled—though they were certainly that too—but they looked absolutely ferocious with discontent.
  • The discontented goose, who stoops to pass under the old gateway, twenty feet high, may gabble out, if we only knew it, a waddling preference for weather when the gateway casts its shadow on the ground.
  • "I see the marshes once," says Phil, contentedly eating his breakfast.
  • I often thought of the resolution I had made on my birthday to try to be industrious, contented, and true-hearted and to do some good to some one and win some love if I could; and indeed, indeed, I felt almost ashamed to have done so little and have won so much.
  • I don’t think I did blush—at all events, it was not important if I did—and I said my present fortune perfectly contented me and I had no wish to change it.
  • Submitting, however, with a good grace to the caution that we had shown to be so necessary, he contented himself with sitting down among us in his lightest spirits and talking as if his one unvarying purpose in life from childhood had been that one which now held possession of him.
  • And Sir Leicester is glad to repose in dignified contentment before the great fire in the library, condescendingly perusing the backs of his books or honouring the fine arts with a glance of approbation.
  • He was contented, you will say.
  • I was not grieved for myself: I was quite contented and quite happy.
  • It was not too late to hear them, for it was not too late to be animated by them to be good, true, grateful, and contented.
  • I had no doubt of your being contented and happy with me, being so dutiful and so devoted; but I saw with whom you would be happier.
  • Still, she is more than contented and does all she has to do with all her heart.
  • Dear, dear, to think how much time we passed alone together afterwards, and how often I repeated to the doll the story of my birthday and confided to her that I would try as hard as ever I could to repair the fault I had been born with (of which I confessedly felt guilty and yet innocent) and would strive as I grew up to be industrious, contented, and kind-hearted and to do some good to some one, and win some love to myself if I could.
  • The childish prayer of that old birthday when I had aspired to be industrious, contented, and true-hearted and to do good to some one and win some love to myself if I could came back into my mind with a reproachful sense of all the happiness I had since enjoyed and all the affectionate hearts that had been turned towards me.
  • How much less amiable I must have been than they thought me, how much less amiable than I thought myself, to be so preoccupied with my own cheerfulness and contentment as to think that it only rested with me to put my dear girl right and set her mind at peace!
  • "Once more, duty, duty, Esther," said I; "and if you are not overjoyed to do it, more than cheerfully and contentedly, through anything and everything, you ought to be.
  • "Kenge," said my guardian, "if all the flourishing wealth that the suit brought into this vile court of Chancery could fall to my two young cousins, I should be well contented.

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  • She grew more contented with age.
  • It’s hard to get her to consider a change because she is so contented with the way things are.

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