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  • It was during the introspective, wood-burning days of winter, when a kind of malcontented lethargy gripped us, that I found the letter that would provide the means to the grandest, most improbable voyage of all.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Every country has some small group of malcontents who aren’t satisfied with the balance of power.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Thus, then, you will take this bag, and you will go away without being too malcontent.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I have long noted malcontents Who wagged their heads, and kicked against the yoke, Misliking these my orders, and my rule.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone

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  • The malingerers, the malcontents— they always rally around a rebel.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Denisov, not being a member of the family, did not understand Pierre’s caution and being, as a malcontent, much interested in what was occurring in Petersburg, kept urging Pierre to tell them about what had happened in the Semenovsk regiment, then about Arakcheev, and then about the Bible Society.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • For a change, one could talk to the station agent; but he was another malcontent; spent all his spare time writing letters to officials requesting a transfer.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • She sipped her tea, then changed the subject: the families up and down South Beach, she said, were thought of by folks in Amity Harbor as self-styled aristocrats and malcontents, seclusion seekers and eccentrics—Ishmael’s family included.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The contrary happens in kingdoms governed like that of France, because one can easily enter there by gaining over some baron of the kingdom, for one always finds malcontents and such as desire a change.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • His timidity and evident "newness" had complicated effects on the malcontent.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India

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  • Marry, by these special marks: first, you have learned, like Sir Proteus, to wreath your arms like a malcontent; to relish a love-song, like a robin redbreast; to walk alone, like one that had the pestilence; to sigh, like a school-boy that had lost his A B C; to weep, like a young wench that had buried her grandam; to fast, like one that takes diet; to watch, like one that fears robbing; to speak puling, like a beggar at Hallowmas.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The rooks, swinging in their lofty houses in the elm-tree avenue, seem to discuss the question of the occupancy of the carriage as it passes underneath, some agreeing that Sir Leicester and my Lady are come down, some arguing with malcontents who won’t admit it, now all consenting to consider the question disposed of, now all breaking out again in violent debate, incited by one obstinate and drowsy bird who will persist in putting in a last contradictory croak.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Thou art the Mars of malcontents; I second thee; troop on.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • You have heard some malcontent perpetrating slander….
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • They are a unit of malcontents, a troop of social misfits.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • What if someone like Caesar or a Cromwell had led the malcontents?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • William Crook is a straightforward cop, not one to search for conspiracies or malcontents where none exist.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Who can determine what might have been the issue of her late convulsions, if the malcontents had been headed by a Caesar or by a Cromwell?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • It is probable, in fact, that the Convention of 1831 exercised a very great influence upon the minds of the malcontents, and prepared them for the open revolt against the commercial laws of the Union which took place in 1832.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • I have witnessed him shake fifteen hundred hands in the space of a city block, Q & A for five hours with an assembly of greedy malcontents, kneel whole mornings in Reverend Cho’s cavernous church praying for a rookie cop shot up in Hunt’s Point.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • And before you start spreading the poison of imperial tedium, my malcontent citizen, you’re going to see that God and man have not deserted you and that medical authority has an eye on you, an unblinking eye, my good man, that its one ceaseless concern is your diversion.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy, This senior-junior, giant-dwarf, Dan Cupid; Regent of love-rimes, lord of folded arms, The anointed sovereign of sighs and groans, Liege of all loiterers and malcontents, Dread prince of plackets, king of codpieces, Sole imperator, and great general Of trotting ’paritors: O my little heart!
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • For since I caught her openly rebelling, Of all my subjects the one malcontent, I will not prove a traitor to the State.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Felicia’s doctors recommended that she join a theater group, saying that many malcontents had finally made their peace with the revolution through acting.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • He killed all the malcontents who were able to injure him, and strengthened himself with new civil and military ordinances, in such a way that, in the year during which he held the principality, not only was he secure in the city of Fermo, but he had become formidable to all his neighbours.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Spaniards, Englishmen, and Italian malcontents, adventurers of all nations, and soldiers of fortune of every sect, flocked at the first summons under the standard of the Protestants, and organized themselves like a vast association, whose branches diverged freely over all parts of Europe.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • …if it were not enough to have aggrandized the Church, and deprived himself of friends, he, wishing to have the kingdom of Naples, divides it with the King of Spain, and where he was the prime arbiter in Italy he takes an associate, so that the ambitious of that country and the malcontents of his own should have somewhere to shelter; and whereas he could have left in the kingdom his own pensioner as king, he drove him out, to put one there who was able to drive him, Louis, out in turn.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • …shows, many have been the conspiracies, but few have been successful; because he who conspires cannot act alone, nor can he take a companion except from those whom he believes to be malcontents, and as soon as you have opened your mind to a malcontent you have given him the material with which to content himself, for by denouncing you he can look for every advantage; so that, seeing the gain from this course to be assured, and seeing the other to be doubtful and full of dangers, he…
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • And as experience shows, many have been the conspiracies, but few have been successful; because he who conspires cannot act alone, nor can he take a companion except from those whom he believes to be malcontents, and as soon as you have opened your mind to a malcontent you have given him the material with which to content himself, for by denouncing you he can look for every advantage; so that, seeing the gain from this course to be assured, and seeing the other to be doubtful and full…
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
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