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complacent
used in War and Peace

11 uses
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Definition
contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
  • Several of our men fell, among them the round-faced officer who had marched so gaily and complacently.
    Book Two — 1805 (82% in)
complacently = in a satisfied manner — without any concern (often to a fault)
  • He went up to Anna Pavlovna, kissed her hand, presenting to her his bald, scented, and shining head, and complacently seated himself on the sofa.
    Book One — 1805 (1% in)
  • And with a complacent sigh he would return to the drawing room.
    Book One — 1805 (31% in)
  • Berg stood up and showed how he presented himself, with his hand to his cap, and really it would have been difficult for a face to express greater respect and self-complacency than his did.
    Book Three — 1805 (43% in)
  • He sat motionless, looking at the heights visible above the mist, and his cold face wore that special look of confident, self-complacent happiness that one sees on the face of a boy happily in love.
    Book Three — 1805 (78% in)
  • How often when considering her character I have told myself that I was to blame for not understanding her, for not understanding that constant composure and complacency and lack of all interests or desires, and the whole secret lies in the terrible truth that she is a depraved woman.
    Book Four — 1806 (44% in)
  • Rostov lay down again on his bed and thought complacently: "Let him fuss and bustle now, my job's done and I'm lying down—capitally!"
    Book Five — 1806-07 (74% in)
  • "Yes, your honor," the soldier replied complacently, and rolling his eyes more than ever he drew himself up still straighter, but did not move.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (81% in)
  • Not only Nicholas, but even Natasha understood the meaning of his puckered brow and the happy complacent smile that slightly puckered his lips when Anisya Fedorovna entered.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (48% in)
  • He moved with a restrained swagger which would have been ridiculous had he not been so good-looking and had his handsome face not worn such an expression of good-humored complacency and gaiety.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (41% in)
  • It was the sequel to his complacent reflections on his success in Petersburg.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (72% in)

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