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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Discontented.

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  • I look at two examples: my dad and my grandfather, who are both pretty uncontented people.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • Yet nothing is more certain than that improvement in human affairs is wholly the work of the uncontented characters; and, moreover, that it is much easier for an active mind to acquire the virtues of patience than for a passive one to assume those of energy.

    Representative Government

  • "Bery good man, massa, but de white folks don't like him, 'cause dey say he treats him darkies so well, all dairn am uncontented."

    Among the Pines or, South in Secession Time

  • After Spenser Elizabethan narrative poetry suffered almost without exception from the 'uncontented care to write better than one could', the sacrifice of story and character to the elaboration of sentimental and descriptive rhetoric.

    Introduction. Grierson, Herbert J.C

  • Reclining on a ruined palace-step at Venice, he thinks of Eglamor who made a flawless song, the type of those who reach their own perfection here; and then of Sordello who made a song which stirred the world far more than Eglamor's, which yet was not flawless, not perfect; but because of its imperfection looked forward uncontented to a higher song.

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning

  • Finally, the root and flower of this patient but uncontented work is

    The Poetry Of Robert Browning

  • How often have I laughed bitterly over those words of Mill's: 'Yet nothing is more certain than that improvement in human affairs is wholly the work of the uncontented characters!'

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

  • Crissy was great big fool, dat she was; but dem white-eyed, no-account people -- dey wan's no quality folks, missus -- sorter bewitched her and made her uneasy and uncontented.

    The Planter's Northern Bride

  • Besides this, he entered a complaint with the master, saying that "Jamie was the most troublesomest servant on the plantation;" adding that if he wished "to keep his people from running away, he must sell him, for he is always in some mischief, right smart troublesome, is reading his Bible, and making every body uncontented; and its my mind that he ought to be sold out of the way."

    Jamie Parker, the Fugitive

  • Yet nothing is more certain than that improvement in human affairs is wholly the work of the uncontented characters; and, moreover, that it is much easier for an active mind to acquire the virtues of patience, than for a passive one to assume those of energy.

    Considerations on Representative Government

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