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Between the two he contented himself with the pet name of Saffy.

Then her voice rose above the monotone that had contented her hitherto.

It would have been well for him to be contented with these things.

Trapper Jim had everything to make him contented, and even happy.

But if they are contented with fame, why, they deserve their fate.

I knew ye hadn't got nobody except her, but I knew, too, ye were contented there as a cricket.

There's a contented couple livin' in it, an' what if the wife ain't me?

Hence I am contented, and say it is better with me than with millions.'

They, at least in the case of Aristides, contented themselves with banishing him.

My godfather, who arrived early, nodded his head in a contented way.

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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