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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "Don’t be anxious about my nature," Kolya interrupted, not without complacency.
  • As soon as any one is near me, his personality disturbs my self-complacency and restricts my freedom.
  • As he uttered the last word of his tirade, Miuesov completely recovered his self-complacency, and all traces of his former irritation disappeared.
  • He knew the old man’s habit of talking slowly and deliberately, regardless of the impression he was making and of the delay he was causing, and highly prizing his flat, dull and always gleefully complacent German wit.
  • "In the ordinary occasions of life," he said in the same complacent and sententious tone in which he had taunted Grigory and argued with him about religion at Fyodor Pavlovitch’s table, "in the ordinary occasions of life, blows on the face are forbidden nowadays by law, and people have given them up, but in exceptional occasions of life people still fly to blows, not only among us but all over the world, be it even the fullest Republic of France, just as in the time of Adam and Eve,

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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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