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content with how things are
Definition
satisfied
  • And I am so contented and happy with him.
    Book One — 1805 (95% in)
  • On the day of Prince Vasili's arrival, Prince Bolkonski was particularly discontented and out of temper.
    Book Three — 1805 (16% in)
  • There's Lise, married to Andrew—a better husband one would think could hardly be found nowadays—but is she contented with her lot?
    Book Three — 1805 (25% in)
  • A quarter of an hour later the old count came in from his Club, cheerful and contented.
    Book Four — 1806 (95% in)
  • The day was so beautiful, the sun so bright, everything around so gay, but that slim pretty girl did not know, or wish to know, of his existence and was contented and cheerful in her own separate—probably foolish—but bright and happy life.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (3% in)
  • Rostov had become a bluff, good-natured fellow, whom his Moscow acquaintances would have considered rather bad form, but who was liked and respected by his comrades, subordinates, and superiors, and was well contented with his life.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (1% in)
  • I know that no better man than he exists, and I am calm and contented now.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (6% in)
  • In moments of pride, when he thought of his position it seemed to him that he was quite different and distinct from those other retired gentlemen-in-waiting he had formerly despised: they were empty, stupid, contented fellows, satisfied with their position, "while I am still discontented and want to do something for mankind.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (3% in)
  • In moments of pride, when he thought of his position it seemed to him that he was quite different and distinct from those other retired gentlemen-in-waiting he had formerly despised: they were empty, stupid, contented fellows, satisfied with their position, "while I am still discontented and want to do something for mankind.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (3% in)
  • —he had cheerfully taken up his familiar business, and—like a well-fed but not overfat horse that feels himself in harness and grows skittish between the shafts—he dressed up in clothes as variegated and expensive as possible, and gaily and contentedly galloped along the roads of Poland, without himself knowing why or whither.
    Book Nine — 1812 (15% in)
  • Napoleon was in that well-known after-dinner mood which, more than any reasoned cause, makes a man contented with himself and disposed to consider everyone his friend.
    Book Nine — 1812 (28% in)
  • And since it had to be so, Nicholas Rostov, as was natural to him, felt contented with the life he led in the regiment and was able to find pleasure in that life.
    Book Nine — 1812 (53% in)
  • ...when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
    Book Nine — 1812 (73% in)
  • Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
    Book Ten — 1812 (30% in)
  • "Would not your Serene Highness like to come inside?" said the general on duty in a discontented voice, "the plans must be examined and several papers have to be signed."
    Book Ten — 1812 (44% in)
  • Kutuzov rode to Dobroe on his plump little white horse, followed by an enormous suite of discontented generals who whispered among themselves behind his back.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (9% in)
  • Now a smile at the joy of life always played round his lips, and sympathy for others, shone in his eyes with a questioning look as to whether they were as contented as he was, and people felt pleased by his presence.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (22% in)
  • Yes, it is he, happy and contented....
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (59% in)
  • Nicholas, who had left his nephew, irritably pushed up an armchair, sat down in it, and listened to Pierre, coughing discontentedly and frowning more and more.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (66% in)

There are no more uses of "content" flagged with this meaning in War and Peace.

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  • Inevitability without content is man's reason in its three forms.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (97% in)
  • He leaned his elbows on the table with his pen in his hand and, evidently glad of a chance to say quicker in words what he wanted to write, told Rostov the contents of his letter.
    Book Two — 1805 (21% in)
  • Anna Mikhaylovna, in a few words, told her the contents of the letter, on condition that she should tell no one.
    Book Three — 1805 (35% in)
  • Look then at thy inner self with the eyes of the spirit, and ask thyself whether thou art content with thyself.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (8% in)
  • Are you content with yourself and with your life?
    Book Five — 1806-07 (8% in)
  • During this journey he, as it were, considered his life afresh and arrived at his old conclusion, restful in its hopelessness: that it was not for him to begin anything anew—but that he must live out his life, content to do no harm, and not disturbing himself or desiring anything.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (3% in)
  • At dinner the conversation did not cease for a moment and seemed to consist of the contents of a book of funny anecdotes.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (66% in)
  • Anatole was always content with his position, with himself, and with others.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (51% in)
  • ...when the Rostovs got out of their carriage at the chapel, the sultry air, the shouts of hawkers, the light and gay summer clothes of the crowd, the dusty leaves of the trees on the boulevard, the sounds of the band and the white trousers of a battalion marching to parade, the rattling of wheels on the cobblestones, and the brilliant, hot sunshine were all full of that summer languor, that content and discontent with the present, which is most strongly felt on a bright, hot day in town.
    Book Nine — 1812 (73% in)
  • Let them cut the crops and burn wood to their hearts' content.
    Book Ten — 1812 (45% in)
  • The beekeeper closes the hive, chalks a mark on it, and when he has time tears out its contents and burns it clean.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (50% in)
  • He understood that for him the storm had blown over, and that Kutuzov would content himself with that hint.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (30% in)
  • But whether because he had not been content to take only one Frenchman or because he had slept through the night, he had crept by day into some bushes right among the French and, as Denisov had witnessed from above, had been detected by them.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (29% in)
  • Something was boiling in a small cauldron at the edge of the fire and a soldier in a peaked cap and blue overcoat, lit up by the fire, was kneeling beside it stirring its contents with a ramrod.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (46% in)
  • In the first case, if inevitability were possible without freedom we should have reached a definition of inevitability by the laws of inevitability itself, that is, a mere form without content.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (96% in)
  • In the second case, if freedom were possible without inevitability we should have arrived at unconditioned freedom beyond space, time, and cause, which by the fact of its being unconditioned and unlimited would be nothing, or mere content without form.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (97% in)
  • Freedom is the content.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (97% in)
  • Only by separating the two sources of cognition, related to one another as form to content, do we get the mutually exclusive and separately incomprehensible conceptions of freedom and inevitability.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (97% in)
  • Apart from these two concepts which in their union mutually define one another as form and content, no conception of life is possible.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (97% in)
  • And as the undefinable essence of the force moving the heavenly bodies, the undefinable essence of the forces of heat and electricity, or of chemical affinity, or of the vital force, forms the content of astronomy, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, and so on, just in the same way does the force of free will form the content of history.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (98% in)
  • And as the undefinable essence of the force moving the heavenly bodies, the undefinable essence of the forces of heat and electricity, or of chemical affinity, or of the vital force, forms the content of astronomy, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, and so on, just in the same way does the force of free will form the content of history.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (98% in)

There are no more uses of "content" in War and Peace.

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