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  • Their joy on this meeting was very great, as well it might, since they had been contented to know nothing of each other for the last fifteen years.
  • He remained with them some time, and was only too agreeable for Catherine to be contented when he went away.
  • I am fond of history—and am very well contented to take the false with the true.
  • The strength of her feelings she could not express; the nature of them, however, contented her friend.
  • James expressed himself on the occasion with becoming gratitude; and the necessity of waiting between two and three years before they could marry, being, however unwelcome, no more than he had expected, was borne by him without discontent.
  • Her own family were plain, matter-of-fact people who seldom aimed at wit of any kind; her father, at the utmost, being contented with a pun, and her mother with a proverb; they were not in the habit therefore of telling lies to increase their importance, or of asserting at one moment what they would contradict the next.
  • Such were her thoughts, but she kept them to herself, and put on her bonnet in patient discontent.
  • Wherever you are you should always be contented, but especially at home, because there you must spend the most of your time.
  • Such words had their due effect; she immediately thought the evening pleasanter than she had found it before—her humble vanity was contented—she felt more obliged to the two young men for this simple praise than a true-quality heroine would have been for fifteen sonnets in celebration of her charms, and went to her chair in good humour with everybody, and perfectly satisfied with her share of public attention.
  • James and Isabella led the way; and so well satisfied was the latter with her lot, so contentedly was she endeavouring to ensure a pleasant walk to him who brought the double recommendation of being her brother’s friend, and her friend’s brother, so pure and uncoquettish were her feelings, that, though they overtook and passed the two offending young men in Milsom Street, she was so far from seeking to attract their notice, that she looked back at them only three times.
  • Had their party been perfectly agreeable, the delay would have been nothing; but General Tilney, though so charming a man, seemed always a check upon his children’s spirits, and scarcely anything was said but by himself; the observation of which, with his discontent at whatever the inn afforded, and his angry impatience at the waiters, made Catherine grow every moment more in awe of him, and appeared to lengthen the two hours into four.

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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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