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  • Mrs. McKelvey was red-haired, creamy, discontented, exquisite, rude, and honest.
  • Now, as he calculated the cost of repapering the Styles house, he was restless again, discontented about nothing and everything, ashamed of his discontentment, and lonely for the fairy girl.
  • Now, as he calculated the cost of repapering the Styles house, he was restless again, discontented about nothing and everything, ashamed of his discontentment, and lonely for the fairy girl.
  • The hard briskness of the phonograph contented them; their store of jazz records made them feel wealthy and cultured; and all they knew of creating music was the nice adjustment of a bamboo needle.
  • He had retrograded to a shamefaced contentment.
  • Like many of the cocksure young men who forage about cities in apparent contentment and who express their cynicism in supercilious slang, Escott was shy and lonely.
  • After supper Joe proposed a game of stud-poker but Babbitt refused with brevity, and Joe contentedly went to bed at eight.
  • There it was again: discontent with the good common ways.
  • Whatever the misery, he could not regain contentment with a world which, once doubted, became absurd.
  • He was worried lest during his late discontent he had imperiled his salvation.
  • In an intolerable sweetness, a contentment so deep that he was wistfully discontented, he saw magnolias by moonlight and heard plantation darkies crooning to the banjo.
  • The contentment of companionship was gone, and he was restless with desire to touch her hand.
  • A little grimly he perceived that this had been his last despairing fling before the paralyzed contentment of middle-age.
  • In an intolerable sweetness, a contentment so deep that he was wistfully discontented, he saw magnolias by moonlight and heard plantation darkies crooning to the banjo.
  • He was absorbed by a rapture in which all fear and doubting were smoothed away; and when he reached home, at dawn, the rapture had mellowed to contentment serene and full of memories.
  • He waited contentedly, not trying to peep at her, while she filed his nails and the barber shaved him and smeared on his burning cheeks all the interesting mixtures which the pleasant minds of barbers have devised through the revolving ages.
  • But Babbitt—the curst discontent was torturing him again, and heavily, in the impersonal darkness, he pondered, "I don’t—We’re all so flip and think we’re so smart.

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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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