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1  —1 use as in:
content with how things are
  • He couldn't go back to "Storm upon the Waters" that they sang under the trees of Sweet Home, so he contented himself with mmmmmmmmm, throwing in a line if one occurred to him, and what occurred over and over was "Bare feet and chamomile sap,/ Took off my shoes; took off my hat."
    One (24% in)

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exact meaning not specified
  • Now, plagued by the contents of his tobacco tin, he wondered how much difference there really was between before schoolteacher and after.
    Two (77% in)
  • Paul D fished in his vest for a little pouch of tobacco—concentrating on its contents and the knot of its string while Sethe led Denver into the keeping room that opened off the large room he was sitting in.
    One (8% in)
  • The jelly cupboard was on its back, its contents lying in a heap in the corner of the bottom shelf.
    One (11% in)
  • He would not pry it loose now in front of this sweet sturdy woman, for if she got a whiff of the contents it would shame him.
    One (44% in)
  • But now— even the daylight time that Beloved had counted on, disciplined herself to be content with, was being reduced, divided by Sethe's willingness to pay attention to other things.
    One (60% in)
  • A route that took him smack dab through the middle of a cemetery as old as sky, rife with the agitation of dead Miami no longer content to rest in the mounds that covered them.
    One (93% in)
  • Saying little, content with the company of the other and the opportunity to look in her eyes.
    Two (23% in)
  • His tobacco tin, blown open, spilled contents that floated freely and made him their play and prey.
    Two (74% in)

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