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self-contentment

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Self-satisfaction; complacency.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The house projects became endless and my self-contentment diminished with each new décor I envisioned.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

  • The Dalai Lama's message addressed the importance of inner peace and self-contentment as a path to lasting world peace.

    Thousands Hear Message of Inner Peace and Tolerance

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dipping my finger in the blood of my heart, I would smear upon their brows the brands of my reproaches, and they, paupers in spirit, miserable in their self-contentment, they would suffer.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • It is a commonplace fact that there is no one so low in the world that he cannot find some one viler than himself, and consequently puff with pride and self-contentment.

    The Kreutzer Sonata

  • The two men crossed the room and the millionaire stopped in front of a massive black door, its gold handle sculpted in the form of a snake biting its own tail, the alchemical symbol of accomplishment, self-contentment, and a return to the celestial dwelling that resides, often forgotten, in the hearts of all human beings.

    The Millionaire’s Secrets

  • Mere jingo self-contentment is commonest among those who have some pedantic reason for their patriotism.

    Orthodoxy

  • I had done without a newspaper, telephone, or television for twelve years and had suffered no ill effects unless one were to count a growing self-contentment as an ill thing.

    Carrion Comfort

  • We thus perceive that, while JACK was tasting the sweets of a Christmas-pie, he was also enjoying the sweets of self-contentment.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 04, April 23, 1870

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