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self-contentedness

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  • The well-fed man is an animal because satiety is the self-contentedness of the body.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • The well-fed man is an animal because satiety is the self-contentedness of the body.

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • His mind was full of that intense spiritual life of Catherine's which in its wonderful self-contentedness and strength was always a marvel, sometimes a reproach to him.

    Robert Elsmere

  • The two qualities seem naturally to combine into that self-containedness (very different from self-contentedness) which distinguishes Chaucer, and which helps to give to his writings a manliness of tone, the direct opposite of the irretentive querulousness found in so great a number of poets in all times.

    Chaucer

  • He would mention the ten years of his life, from twenty-five to thirty-five years of age, as a period very deficient in self-contentedness.

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • And the self-contentedness of the spirit also turns man into animal.”

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • And the self-contentedness of the spirit also turns man into animal. "

    The Man Who Was Afraid

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