He had been afraid that she would hate the hard life, the cold and loneliness; but not a sign of discontent escaped her.
Nevertheless, I might have contented myself with the story pieced together from these hints had it not been for the provocation of Mrs. Hale’s silence, and-a little later-for the accident of personal contact with the man.
She was a hundred times bitterer and more discontented than when he had married her: the one pleasure left her was to inflict pain on him.
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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.