toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in Pride and Prejudice

20 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —10 uses as in:
content with how things are
  • When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous.
    Chapter 1 (97% in)
  • She could have added, "A young man, too, like you, whose very countenance may vouch for your being amiable"—but she contented herself with, "and one, too, who had probably been his companion from childhood, connected together, as I think you said, in the closest manner!"
    Chapter 16 (60% in)
  • Mrs. Gardiner about this time reminded Elizabeth of her promise concerning that gentleman, and required information; and Elizabeth had such to send as might rather give contentment to her aunt than to herself.
    Chapter 26 (85% in)
  • The evening was spent chiefly in talking over Hertfordshire news, and telling again what had already been written; and when it closed, Elizabeth, in the solitude of her chamber, had to meditate upon Charlotte's degree of contentment, to understand her address in guiding, and composure in bearing with, her husband, and to acknowledge that it was all done very well.
    Chapter 28 (69% in)
  • Elizabeth soon perceived, that though this great lady was not in commission of the peace of the county, she was a most active magistrate in her own parish, the minutest concerns of which were carried to her by Mr. Collins; and whenever any of the cottagers were disposed to be quarrelsome, discontented, or too poor, she sallied forth into the village to settle their differences, silence their complaints, and scold them into harmony and plenty.
    Chapter 30 (38% in)
  • Her father, contented with laughing at them, would never exert himself to restrain the wild giddiness of his youngest daughters; and her mother, with manners so far from right herself, was entirely insensible of the evil.
    Chapter 37 (71% in)
  • Her tour to the Lakes was now the object of her happiest thoughts; it was her best consolation for all the uncomfortable hours which the discontentedness of her mother and Kitty made inevitable; and could she have included Jane in the scheme, every part of it would have been perfect.
    Chapter 42 (31% in)
  • However little Mr. Darcy might have liked such an address, he contented himself with coolly replying that he perceived no other alteration than her being rather tanned, no miraculous consequence of travelling in the summer.
    Chapter 45 (77% in)
  • But when they see, as I trust they will, that their brother is happy with me, they will learn to be contented, and we shall be on good terms again; though we can never be what we once were to each other.
    Chapter 55 (86% in)
  • Your retrospections must be so totally void of reproach, that the contentment arising from them is not of philosophy, but, what is much better, of innocence.
    Chapter 58 (59% in)

There are no more uses of "content" flagged with this meaning in Pride and Prejudice.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
?  —10 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Did you, on reading it, give any credit to its contents?
    Chapter 58 (49% in)
  • The note was immediately dispatched, and its contents as quickly complied with.
    Chapter 9 (5% in)
  • Chapter 36 If Elizabeth, when Mr. Darcy gave her the letter, did not expect it to contain a renewal of his offers, she had formed no expectation at all of its contents.
    Chapter 36 (1% in)
  • She then spoke of the letter, repeating the whole of its contents as far as they concerned George Wickham.
    Chapter 40 (15% in)
  • With this answer Elizabeth was forced to be content; but her own opinion continued the same, and she left him disappointed and sorry.
    Chapter 41 (50% in)
  • While the contents of the first letter remained in her mind, she was all surprise—all astonishment that Wickham should marry a girl whom it was impossible he could marry for money; and how Lydia could ever have attached him had appeared incomprehensible.
    Chapter 46 (80% in)
  • These were the contents: "MY DEAR HARRIET, "You will laugh when you know where I am gone, and I cannot help laughing myself at your surprise to-morrow morning, as soon as I am missed.
    Chapter 47 (81% in)
  • The contents of this letter threw Elizabeth into a flutter of spirits, in which it was difficult to determine whether pleasure or pain bore the greatest share.
    Chapter 52 (61% in)
  • As it principally concerns yourself, you ought to know its contents.
    Chapter 57 (40% in)
  • Lady Catherine had been rendered so exceedingly angry by the contents of her nephew's letter, that Charlotte, really rejoicing in the match, was anxious to get away till the storm was blown over.
    Chapter 60 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "content" in Pride and Prejudice.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®