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The House of Mirth
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  • She leaned back in a luxury of discontent.
  • She might better have contented herself with thinking that he had simply responded to the despairing summons of his hostess, anxious to interpose him between herself and the ill-humour of Mrs. Dorset.
  • She had barely enough money to pay her dress-makers’ bills and her gambling debts; and none of the desultory interests which she dignified with the name of tastes was pronounced enough to enable her to live contentedly in obscurity.
  • She had been so contented, life had seemed so simple and sufficient—why had he come to trouble her with new hopes?
  • Gerty instanced her generous impulses—her restlessness and discontent.
  • It may be that Selden’s nearness had something to do with the quality of his cousin’s pleasure; but Miss Farish was so little accustomed to refer her enjoyment of such scenes to her own share in them, that she was merely conscious of a deeper sense of contentment.
  • "I am very much obliged to you," she said, "for taking such an interest in my plans; but I am quite contented where I am, and have no intention of leaving."
  • Afterward I saw my mistake—I saw I could never be happy with what had contented me before.

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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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