All 3 Uses of
Romeo and Juliet
- Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone, He bears him like a portly gentleman; And, to say truth, Verona brags of him To be a virtuous and well-govern'd youth: I would not for the wealth of all the town Here in my house do him disparagement: Therefore be patient, take no note of him,— It is my will; the which if thou respect, Show a fair presence and put off these frowns, An ill-beseeming semblance for a feast.
Scene 1.5 (definition 1)content = be satisfied
- Let me be ta'en, let me be put to death.
I am content, so thou wilt have it so.
Scene 3.5 (definition 1) *content = satisfied
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- This night you shall behold him at our feast; Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face, And find delight writ there with beauty's pen; Examine every married lineament, And see how one another lends content; And what obscur'd in this fair volume lies Find written in the margent of his eyes.†
Scene 1.3 (definition 2) *
(1) (content as in: content with how things are) satisfied
(2) (meaning too common or rare to warrant focus) The word forms content and contents are also commonly used to refer to what is inside something else.