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But I was not content with the first view that had been afforded me at the Exchange.

Until the furies got hold of him he was a simple soul, content with simple things.

Dick would be content if she went about in raiment made of dusters and bath towels.

Then even if it doesn't sell, even if nobody reads it, I will be content.

It is a patent declaration: "This is only a play; laugh and we are content."

The boy fell into the ecstasy of content that always came with Sidney's presence.

I will content myself with describing what is in store for the tourist.

If there is any washing necessary, he is content to do it after the meal.

Later, she was obliged to content herself with going from her armchair to her bed.

I 'low He meant me t' take the firth man that come, an' be content.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Middle French contenter, from content (adj.) "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Sense evolved through "contained," "restrained," to "satisfied," as the contented person's desires are bound by what he or she already has. Related: Contented; contentedly.

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