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complacent
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Oliver Twist
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  • He looked tired and worn, but there was the same complacent repose upon his features that they always wore:
  • Mr. Bumble wiped from his forehead the perspiration which his walk had engendered, glanced complacently at the cocked hat, and smiled.
  • Finding she had done right, Mrs. Mann sighed again: evidently to the satisfaction of the public character: who, repressing a complacent smile by looking sternly at his cocked hat, said, ’Mrs.
  • ’Wounded desperate, miss,’ replied Giles, with indescribable complacency.
  • ’Pretty well, I think, for a beginner,’ remarked Mr. Bolter complacently.
  • Oliver did as the old lady bade him; and, although she lamented grievously, meanwhile, that there was not even time to crimp the little frill that bordered his shirt-collar; he looked so delicate and handsome, despite that important personal advantage, that she went so far as to say: looking at him with great complacency from head to foot, that she really didn’t think it would have been possible, on the longest notice, to have made much difference in him for the better.
  • Such was the aspect of out-of-doors affairs, when Mrs. Corney, the matron of the workhouse to which our readers have been already introduced as the birthplace of Oliver Twist, sat herself down before a cheerful fire in her own little room, and glanced, with no small degree of complacency, at a small round table: on which stood a tray of corresponding size, furnished with all necessary materials for the most grateful meal that matrons enjoy.

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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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