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complacent
used in Bleak House

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Definition
contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
  • Miss Flite received the compliment with complacency and dropped a general curtsy to us.
    Chapters 13-15 (60% in)
complacency = contented (unworried and happy)
  • As substitutes, I had four angels, of Queen Anne's reign, taking a complacent gentleman to heaven, in festoons, with some difficulty; and a composition in needlework representing fruit, a kettle, and an alphabet.
    Chapters 4-6 (70% in)
  • —are very complacent and agreeable.
    Chapters 10-12 (62% in)
  • Sir Leicester is generally in a complacent state, and rarely bored.
    Chapters 10-12 (68% in)
  • "Caddy, Caddy!" returned Mrs. Jellyby, opening another letter with the greatest complacency.
    Chapters 22-24 (57% in)
  • Sir Leicester sits in my Lady's room—that room in which Mr. Tulkinghorn read the affidavit in Jarndyce and Jarndyce— particularly complacent.
    Chapters 28-30 (36% in)
  • Sir Leicester is particularly complacent because he has found in his newspaper some congenial remarks bearing directly on the floodgates and the framework of society.
    Chapters 28-30 (36% in)
  • But happily for her, she was quite complacent again now and beamed with nods and smiles.
    Chapters 34-36 (61% in)
  • "Chesney Wold, Thomas," rejoins the housekeeper with proud complacency, "will set my Lady up!
    Chapters 40-42 (12% in)
  • Mr. Bucket is very complacent over this French explanation.
    Chapters 52-54 (84% in)

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