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complacent
used in A Passage to India

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contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
  • His words without his voice might have impressed her, but when she heard the self-satisfied lilt of them, when she saw the mouth moving so complacently and ... she felt, quite illogically, that this was not the last word on India.
    Chapter 5 (90% in)
complacently = with contentment  (satisfied and unworried — perhaps to a fault)
  • His self-complacency, his censoriousness, his lack of subtlety, all grew vivid beneath a tropic sky; he seemed more indifferent than of old to what was passing in the minds of his fellows, more certain that he was right about them or that if he was wrong it didn't matter.
    Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • His voice grew complacent again; he was here not to be pleasant but to keep the peace, and now that Adela had promised to be his wife, she was sure to understand.
    Chapter 8 (80% in)

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