- n. Plural form of discontent.
“I regard almost my entire career in advertising as one of my most flagrant and long-term discontents.”
“It is a rule to all servants that they be content with their wages; for they that indulge themselves in discontents expose themselves to many temptations, and it is wisdom to make the best of that which is.”
“Here the corruption which debases democracies was as unknown as the discontents which undermine the thrones of monarchies.”
“After three years of him, the "discontents" being stirred up at these meetings may be principally to do with HIM!”
“The reason we obeyed such rules, which were obviously a source of great frustration and, as Freud would say, "discontents," was that we believed that they were handed down to us from Heaven.”
“As Darnton was the first to point out (83-105), Mesmer's theories corresponded nicely -- too nicely, from the viewpoint of the authorities -- with a contemporary Rousseauistic and proto-revolutionary Utopianism that ascribed the moral illnesses of Enlightenment society to the repressive effects (what Freud was later to call, the "discontents") of a class - and convention-bound civilization.”
“Editing a single word out of the DSM proved much easier than eradicating the idea that our discontents are the result of the interaction between psyche and world, and the committee’s reassurances that they meant no harm did not buy off professional resistance forever.”
“This is the story of American civilization and its discontents.”
“Oziana magazine parodies of books we love pastiche picture book form plagiarism and its discontents poetry”
“But several new films (and a TV series) portray men grappling with middle age and its discontents.”
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