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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
  • The most gifted among them, who might possibly become nuclei of discontent, are simply marked down by the Thought Police and eliminated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • discontent = dissatisfaction
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in discontent means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of content as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • And even if somehow I found a way to keep him contented, yet still there were limits, for he was mortal, and not young.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • 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
  • In the lower bunk, Audrey was snoring, a low, contented hum that invited me to do the same.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • contented = satisfied and unworried
  • Thereafter the summer passed in routine contentment.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • contentment = satisfaction
  • I prefer the saddle to the streetcar and star-sprinkled sky to a roof, the obscure and difficult trail, leading into the unknown, to any paved highway, and the deep peace of the wild to the discontent bred by cities.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • discontent = dissatisfaction
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in discontent means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of content as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • There's a great deal of discontent, you know.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • discontent = dissatisfaction
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in discontent means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of content as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • 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
    (Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in discontented means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of contented as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)
  • So you think there may be discontented does?
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
discontented = not satisfied
(Editor's note:  The prefix "dis-" in discontented means not or opposite. It reverses the meaning of contented as seen in words like disagree, disconnect, and disappear.)

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