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  • She vanished like a discontented fairy; or like one of those supernatural beings, whom it was popularly supposed I was entitled to see; and never came back any more.
  • And that amazes me most in you, Steerforth— that you should be contented with such fitful uses of your powers.’
  • Contented?’ he answered, merrily.
  • ’I am never contented, except with your freshness, my gentle Daisy.
  • ’There’s an account about the people being hungry and discontented down in the North, but they are always being hungry and discontented somewhere.’
  • ’There’s an account about the people being hungry and discontented down in the North, but they are always being hungry and discontented somewhere.’
  • Of the shape of the room, of the cracks in the ceiling, of the paper on the walls, of the flaws in the window-glass making ripples and dimples on the prospect, of the washing-stand being rickety on its three legs, and having a discontented something about it, which reminded me of Mrs. Gummidge under the influence of the old one.
  • I persuaded myself that, unequal though we were in years, she would live tranquilly and contentedly with me.
  • I congratulated him on his contented looks and his good spirits, and saw, now, that his easy-chair went on wheels.
  • We have not talked much, but Dora has been perfectly contented and cheerful.
  • Discontented people might talk of corruption in the Commons, closeness in the Commons, and the necessity of reforming the Commons, said Mr. Spenlow solemnly, in conclusion; but when the price of wheat per bushel had been highest, the Commons had been busiest; and a man might lay his hand upon his heart, and say this to the whole world, — ’Touch the Commons, and down comes the country!’
  • I cut and handed the sweet seed-cake — the little sisters had a bird-like fondness for picking up seeds and pecking at sugar; Miss Lavinia looked on with benignant patronage, as if our happy love were all her work; and we were perfectly contented with ourselves and one another.
  • If you have any lingering thought that I could envy the happiness you will confer; that I could not resign you to a dearer protector, of your own choosing; that I could not, from my removed place, be a contented witness of your joy; dismiss it, for I don’t deserve it!
  • When I thought of the airy dreams of youth that are incapable of realization, I thought of the better state preceding manhood that I had outgrown; and then the contented days with Agnes, in the dear old house, arose before me, like spectres of the dead, that might have some renewal in another world, but never more could be reanimated here.

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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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