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Definition a person who is habitually discontented
  • His timidity and evident "newness" had complicated effects on the malcontent.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • You have heard some malcontent perpetrating slander....
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • The malingerers, the malcontents— they always rally around a rebel.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • 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
  • They are a unit of malcontents, a troop of social misfits.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • I have long noted malcontents Who wagged their heads, and kicked against the yoke, Misliking these my orders, and my rule.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Thus, then, you will take this bag, and you will go away without being too malcontent.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thou art the Mars of malcontents; I second thee; troop on.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Every country has some small group of malcontents who aren't satisfied with the balance of power.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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