self-contented love

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  • Where does the mood of inward-looking, self-contented British patriotism that Cameron has gratified come from?

    How Britain got its patriotism back | Jonathan Jones

  • The Prohibition forces, especially in Washington, had long been accustomed to the ridicule of the well-born, the well-connected, and the self-contented—the people Congressman Andrew J. Volstead of Minnesota called “sporty” and the WCTU characterized as “so-called respectable.”

    LAST CALL

  • Yet mark his perfect self-contentment, and hence learn his lesson, that to be self-contented is to be vile and ignorant, and that to aspire is better than to be blindly and impotently happy.

    ideonexus.com »2007» July

  • I am one happy, self-contented SOB, let me tell you.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • They have good points, kind feelings, and deal honourably in money-transactions — only in their characters of men of second-rate pleasure about town, they and their like are so utterly mean, self-contented, and absurd, that they must not be omitted in a work treating on Snobs.

    The Book of Snobs

  • Yet mark his perfect self-contentment, and hence learn this lesson, that to be self-contented is to be vile and ignorant, and that to aspire is better than to be blindly and impotently happy.

    Flatland: a romance of many dimensions

  • The historian of the English eighties and nineties will, in his good time, depict the somewhat rapid progression from self-contented and contained provincialism to still more self-contented if less contained imperialism — in other words, the ‘possessive’ instinct of the nation on the move.

    In Chancery

  • They were all serious and self-contented, very unglamorous.

    Twilight in Italy

  • I asked her, half out of curiosity and half out of a desire to press a needle into that self-contented smile.

    Eye of the Storm

  • She seems to have been largely unconscious of her declination; self-occupied and self-contented, she scarcely noticed His absence; she was resting, resting alone, — never asking where He had gone, or how He was employed.

    Union and Communion

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