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discontentments

Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of discontentment.

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Examples

  • For removing discontentments, or at least the danger of them; there is in every state (as we know) two portions of subjects; the noblesse and the commonalty.

    The Essays

  • And let no prince measure the danger of them by this, whether they be just or unjust: for that were to imagine people, to be too reasonable; who do often spurn at their own good: nor yet by this, whether the griefs whereupon they rise, be in fact great or small: for they are the most dangerous discontentments, where the fear is greater than the feeling.

    The Essays

  • Certainly, the politic and artificial nourishing, and entertaining of hopes, and carrying men from hopes to hopes, is one of the best antidotes against the poison of discontentments.

    The Essays

  • The part of Epimetheus mought well become Prometheus, in the case of discontentments: for there is not a better provision against them.

    The Essays

  • As for discontentments, they are, in the politic body, like to humors in the natural, which are apt to gather a preternatural heat, and to inflame.

    The Essays

  • To give moderate liberty for griefs and discontentments to evaporate (so it be without too great insolency or bravery), is a safe way.

    The Essays

  • Nor are there wanting good store of wanton Gallants, who hating to see Beauty in this manner betrayed, and to the embraces of a loathed bed, will make their folly seene in publike appearance, and by their daily proffers of amorous services (seeming compassionate of the womans disaster) are usually the cause of jealous suspitions, and very heinous houshold discontentments.

    The Decameron

  • I still can't remember when I spoke to her of Belinda, but at least she didn't mind, and so there aren't really any discontentments in my life.

    Changed Man and the King of Words

  • But such is our state and condition, such our frame and temper, so full are we of our own desires, and so perplexed with our own disappointments, that we can see nothing, know nothing, nor are able to give any word of account that may tend to the glory of our God to them that inquire of us; but every one vents his own discontentments, his own fears, his own perplexities.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Were it not for the unbelief, causeless fears, and discontentments that in many do ensue upon temptations of this nature, — which are consequents and not effects of it, — Satan might keep this dart in his own forge for any mischief he is like to do with it.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

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