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.