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complacent
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
  • said she with all her accustomary complacency.
    Chapter 24 (78% in)
complacency = self-satisfaction without any concern

(editor's note:  Today, authors would typically write customary instead of accustomary.)
  • She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
    Chapter 21 (34% in)
  • ...a few moments' chat, John Dashwood, recollecting that Fanny was yet uninformed of her sister's being there, quitted the room in quest of her; and Elinor was left to improve her acquaintance with Robert, who, by the gay unconcern, the happy self-complacency of his manner while enjoying so unfair a division of his mother's love and liberality, to the prejudice of his banished brother, earned only by his own dissipated course of life, and that brother's integrity, was confirming her most...
    Chapter 41 (67% in)
  • She liked him, however, upon the whole, much better than she had expected, and in her heart was not sorry that she could like him no more;— not sorry to be driven by the observation of his Epicurism, his selfishness, and his conceit, to rest with complacency on the remembrance of Edward's generous temper, simple taste, and diffident feelings.
    Chapter 42 (77% in)
  • Mrs. Dashwood, however, conforming, as she trusted, to the wishes of that daughter, by whom she then meant in the warmth of her heart to be guided in every thing, met with a look of forced complacency, gave him her hand, and wished him joy.
    Chapter 48 (59% in)

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