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content
used in The Remains of the Day

14 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
content with how things are
Definition
satisfied
  • I thus contented myself by saying simply: "It has been my privilege to see the best of England over the years, sir, within these very walls."
    Prologue (9% in)
  • He muttered something in sympathy and smiled with contentment at his fellow diners through the clouds of tobacco smoke by now hanging thickly across the table.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (64% in)
  • Just as there is an imperative to express gratitude formally and publicly to Lord Darlington, who has brought us here and made possible this present spirit of unity and goodwill, there is, I believe, an imperative to openly condemn any who come here to abuse the hospitality of the host, and to spend his energies solely in trying to sow discontent and suspicion.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (86% in)
  • Miss Kenton seemed to ponder this for a moment, then said: "It occurs to me you must be a well-contented man, Mr Stevens.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (50% in)
  • The day his lordship's work is complete, the day /he /is able to rest on his laurels, content in the knowledge that he has done all anyone should ever reasonably ask of him, only on that day, Miss Kenton, will I be able to call myself, as you put it, a well-contented man.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (51% in)
  • And from what you tell me, Mrs Benn, you have reason to be contented.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (59% in)
  • The man turned his gaze back to the sea again, took a deep breath and sighed contentedly.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (77% in)
  • And if some of us are prepared to sacrifice much in life in order to pursue such aspirations, surely that is in itself, whatever the outcome, cause for pride and contentment.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (92% in)

There are no more uses of "content" flagged with this meaning in The Remains of the Day.

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  • "Are you content, Stevens," he said finally, "to watch his lordship go over the precipice just like that?"
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (83% in)
  • Only the thought of the possible catastrophes that might befall such an expedition, and of sustaining damage to my travelling suit, persuaded me to content myself with sitting here on this bench.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (62% in)
  • But it would not be unfair to suggest that many butlers of, say, my father's generation did not consider the matter such a key one, and this is evidenced by the fact that in those days, the butler of a household rarely supervised the polishing of silver directly, being content to leave it to, say, the under-butler's whims, carrying out inspections only intermittently.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (41% in)
  • And one has a right, perhaps, to feel a satisfaction those content to serve mediocre employers will never know - the satisfaction of being able to say with some reason that one's efforts, in however modest a way, comprise a contribution to the course of history.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (83% in)
  • The day his lordship's work is complete, the day /he /is able to rest on his laurels, content in the knowledge that he has done all anyone should ever reasonably ask of him, only on that day, Miss Kenton, will I be able to call myself, as you put it, a well-contented man.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (50% in)
  • But it was not so much the content of our conversation as the little smiles she gave at the end of utterances, her small ironic inflexions here and there, certain gestures with her shoulders or her hands, which began to recall unmistakably the rhythms and habits of our conversations from all those years ago.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (16% in)

There are no more uses of "content" in The Remains of the Day.

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