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contented
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Definition satisfied
  • She grew more contented with age.
contented = satisfied
  • It's hard to get her to consider a change because she is so contented with the way things are.
  • contented = satisfied
  • In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.
    John Kenneth Galbraith  --  London Guardian, July 8, 1989
  • I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He ate again, sighed with contentment.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • contentment = satisfaction
  • The baby slept, contented.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • contented = satisfied and unworried
  • I was so contented and happy I felt as if I would like to sit right there without moving until I fell asleep.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • contented = satisfied
  • At five o'clock I looked in on him, and found him seemingly as happy and contented as he used to be.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • contented = satisfied and unworried
  • There's a great deal of discontent, you know.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • discontent = dissatisfaction
  • But if you must die, let me ask you this: wouldn't you rather die saying I'm a man than to die saying I'm a contented slave?
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • contented = satisfied
  • But on the way back, as he contentedly ate his prize, I was allowed to do as I wished.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • contentedly = in a satisfied manner
  • I have often been utterly astonished, since I came to the north, to find persons who could speak of the singing, among slaves, as evidence of their contentment and happiness.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • contentment = satisfaction
  • While still full of his wrongs he had met Hyzenthlay and made himself a secret friend and adviser of the discontented does in the Right Fore.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • discontented = not satisfied
  • So you think there may be discontented does?
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • discontented = not satisfied
  • Hazel contented himself with organizing the diggers and left it to Strawberry to say what was actually to be done.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • contented = satisfied
  • Gradually the talkative groups settled into a contented silence, but no one seemed disposed to go to sleep.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • contented = satisfied
  • They'll be juniors, discontented fellows like me.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • discontented = not satisfied
  • But whether she did or not, here, evidently, was the rabbit who had told Holly and his companions about the troubles of Efrafa and the discontent of the does.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • discontent = dissatisfaction
  • The contentment of the does spread to everyone else, until one evening Hazel remarked that he felt a perfect fraud as Chief Rabbit, for there were no problems and hardly a dispute to be settled.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
contentment = satisfaction

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