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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n contentment happiness with one's situation in life
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A contented lion A contented lion

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carrots have zero fat content.
    • Contentment Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction. "At Paris the prince spent one whole day to give his mind some contentment in viewing of a famous city."
    • Contentment The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.
    • Contentment The state of being contented or satisfied; content. "Contentment without external honor is humility.""Godliness with contentment is great gain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: During the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898) potatoes were practically worth their weight in gold. Potatoes were so valued for their vitamin C content that miners traded gold for potatoes.
    • n contentment That degree of happiness which consists in being satisfied with present conditions; a quiet, uncomplaining, satisfied mind; content.
    • n contentment Gratification, or means of gratification; satisfaction.
    • n contentment Synonyms Contentment, Satisfaction. Contentment is passive; satisfaction is active. The former is the feeling of one who does not needlessly pine after what is beyond his reach, nor fret at the hardship of his condition; the latter describes the mental condition of one who has all he desires, and feels pleasure in the contemplation of his situation. A needy man may be contented, but can hardly be satisfied. See satisfy, happiness.
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  • Proverb
    “A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.”
  • Socrates
    “He is rich who is content with the least; for contentment is the wealth of nature.”
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    “Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”
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    “When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.”
  • John Wagstaff
    John Wagstaff
    “It is invariable found that a content man is usually a weak one.”
  • George E. Woodberry
    George E. Woodberry
    “To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.”


Bone of contention - If there is an issue that always causes tension and arguments, it is a bone of contention.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. contentement,. See Content (v. t.)


In literature:

Still, all ambition, all desire to rise, is interesting to him who is ignominiously contented if he does not fall.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
It is impossible to account for the contents of her letter to you; or to reconcile those contents to the facts I have to communicate.
"Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8" by Samuel Richardson
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
This is next to telling you what I dreamed and when I rise, but you have promised to be content with it.
"The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54"
Take umbrage at England's contentment!
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The lime content of the contents of the fresh egg averaged about .04 grams.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
Then he rose to his feet with a sigh of something very like to contentment and felt along the mantel-shelf with his hands.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
The content that the heart findeth in it!
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
Jeanne seemed quite contented with the game.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
Even if they should not break there is a tendency for part of the contents to escape under the cover and be lost.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray

In poetry:

But Liz is just a girl, and she
Is quite content with jam for tea.
She never groans
Inside her bones
Our Uncle's feast to see.
"A Little Boys Ideas" by John Joy Bell
For my own part, I will never grumble,
But try and be content…
And walk in the paths of virtue,
And remember my banishment.
"The Irish Convict's Return" by William Topaz McGonagall
For me, I am content to tread
On Sabine dust and Gothic foe.
Leave me to deepening silent dread
Of vanished Empire's afterglow.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
But ill was this fair flower content
To blossom in the shade,
And droop'd with envy of the flowers
That deck'd the sunny glade.
"The Violet" by Caroline Fry
He wants no pomp nor royal throne
To raise his figure here;
Content and pleased to live unknown,
Till Christ, his life, appear.
"Hymn 31 part 2" by Isaac Watts
'Since you nave found me out, I go;
Another lover I must find,
Content his happiness to know,
Nor strive its secret to unwind.'
"Self-Study" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Pluot, the trademark for a cross between plums and apricots , has the rich, juicy flesh of a plum but more sweetness, thanks to the apricot 's naturally higher sugar content.
Despite stumbling badly at the break and being rushed up into contention, Donald Dizney's homebred.
Al-Mouhamed, Steven S Seiden, "Minimization of Memory and Network Contention for Accessing Arbitrary Data Patterns in SIMD Systems," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol 45, no.
Content Provided By Dermatology Specialists of Spokane.
Be like Google and focus on meeting your customers' needs than stuffing your site with keywords and useless content., part of Free Range Content, Inc, launched Global Content Network, a portal of syndicated content, stocked with over 100,000 articles and multimedia.
According to the company, the AutoPresenter is designed to make it easier to present and create content in the classroom by combining the automation of people and content into one system.
After his first splash into the brave new world of Twitter on Wednesday, the contents of future tweets will come primarily from the contents of his weekly general audience, Sunday blessings and homilies on major Church holidays.
Televisa personnel in Mexico could browse content, create clips and even retrieve content with minimal delay over standard Internet connections.
Upload your travel photos Newsday cannot and does not monitor or manage all User Content, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content.
The Content Provider Agreement outlines the terms, payment options, taxation, and confidentiality of the content.
Publishing Web Content 101 The Publishing Solution is a multistep process that helps users submit, gain approval for, and deploy content on a company's intranet.
Quantitative estimation of these metabolites with reference to creatinine contents of the respective urine specimens showed increasing amounts of the CMdC and CMdA contents, indicating a biomarker-type relationship of CMdC and CMdA with age.
Relativity has traditionally licensed its content to pay TV channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz, but will now provide certain content exclusively to Netflix.
Roost suggests content to post in case a retailer doesn't know what content to post.

In science:

Dust content evolution at the solar neighborhood Here we examine the dust content evolution.
The origin of dust in galaxies revisited: the mechanism determining dust content
LM uses the content of submitted papers and archived papers for prediction, but does not use reviewer bids; BPMF uses reported suitabilities/bids, but no document/archive side information; and LR uses bids and the content submissions, but not the archive.
A Framework for Optimizing Paper Matching
The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) experiment suggests that about 85% of the total matter content of the universe and almost 23% of the total content of the universe is dark matter.
Gamma Ray and Neutrino Flux from Annihilation of Neutralino Dark Matter at Galactic Halo Region in mAMSB Model
Content-based Audio Retrieval, which are two parts of the Content-based Retrieval.
Content-based Multi-media Retrieval Technology
Content-based Retrieval is the retrieval based on the features of the content.
Content-based Multi-media Retrieval Technology