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  • n. Plural form of satisfaction.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It should be noted, however, that students' short-term satisfactions come at the cost of very substantial longer-term cost.

    [education destroyed] one of the root causes

  • So if there's a political pragmatics of short-term satisfactions and a religious logic of the long-term good of humanity, what's an American of faith to do?

    Paul Lakeland: What's An American of Faith to Do?

  • The pragmatist calls satisfactions indispensable for truth-building, but I have everywhere called them insufficient unless reality be also incidentally led to.

    Meaning of Truth

  • It will be a great satisfaction to me to show off in this way; and perhaps the largest of all the satisfactions will be the knowledge that every scoffer, of my sex, will secretly envy me and wish he dared to follow my lead.

    Chapters from My Autobiography

  • And if occasionally she feels a stranger to herself and wonders what happened to the freedom she once felt, or how she came to be the wife, mother, and doctor her neighbors know and trust -- if at times she feels as if her whole life is vanishing behind her as she's living it -- she need only look at her daughters or her husband, Daniel, to recall the satisfactions of family and community and marriage.

    While I Was Gone: Summary and book reviews of While I Was Gone by Sue Miller.

  • • To build peace and a self-existent bliss where there is only a stress of transitory satisfactions which is besieged by physical pain and emotional suffering

    Life Divine and Beautiful

  • One is left wondering what kind of satisfactions can be derived from such irresponsible attacks.


  • We're far from the satisfactions of a genre that at its coziest promises restoration of a safe-seeming status quo.

    And Then There Were Ten

  • The Fat Years has been dubbed a Chinese 1984, but is often concerned with the Brave New World question of how far material satisfactions alone can take a society for more details, see Jonathan Fenby's review of the English language edition, which was published earlier this year....

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Writings on Contemporary China: A Top Ten List for 2011

  • And I was thinking, 'Yeah, you would', at one point apparently trying to scrape the smile off her lips as she described the satisfactions of a job that looks incredibly hard, and dangerous.

    TV review: 24 Hours in A&E; The Kids are Alright


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