• Contents
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n contents a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A contented lion A contented lion

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carrots have zero fat content.
    • Contents a table or list of topics in a book, showing their order and the place where they may be found: a summary.
    • n. pl Contents See Content n.
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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.
    • contents See content.
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  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.”
  • Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro
    Virgil Publius Vergilius Maro
    “May the countryside and the gliding valley streams content me. Lost to fame, let me love river and woodland.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A slave is a free man if he is content with his lot; a free man is a slave if he seeks more than that.”
  • Walter Savage Landor
    “We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.”
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    “Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.”
  • Hasidic Proverb
    Hasidic Proverb
    “While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.”


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


In literature:

If she might be allowed to be wooed by Sir Felix Carbury, and to give herself to him, she thought that she would be contented.
"The Way We Live Now" by Anthony Trollope
You will want some rhyming couplet out of a mythology before you are content.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
As for Mr. Hopper, he was content.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
The contents are distributed in a trice, and yet it was tiresome to collect them and pack them carefully.
"Barbara Blomberg, Complete" by Georg Ebers
However, he contented himself with lowering his eyelids and assuming a languorous air.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
He was content to leave all things in His hand.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Then began a contention the most vehement that ever I had with woman.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
She leaned back, weary but luxuriously content.
"K" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
They are not content; they cannot be content.
"All Saints' Day and Other Sermons" by Charles Kingsley
Her heavy reflections upon the contents.
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
He is content to be auditor where he only can speak, and content to go away and think himself instructed.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
Later they break, discharge their contents, and leave a fistulous track behind.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
There spoke a contented spirit.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
And so, Jack, repeating my Lord's wise comments and questions will let thee into the contents of this merciless letter.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
Richard Steele was not content with learning to be bold.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
What is its content, pure idea or pure will, or a synthesis that includes both?
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
Cystic tumors are subdivided according to the nature of their contents and the method of their origin.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The cat is hungry when a crust contents her.
"Dictionary of English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases" by Thomas Preston
I will be content with the esteem of the rest.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
In no country in Europe do the lower orders live so contentedly on a very little as in Spain.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

In poetry:

The “Snowdrop” sank at Lammas tide,
All under the yeasty spray;
On Christmas Eve the brig “Content”
Was also cast away.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Women have no wilderness in them,
They are provident instead,
Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts
To eat dusty bread.
"Women" by Louise Bogan
"For, know, one beautiful thing
On the dark day's bosom curled,
Makes the wild day glad to sing,
Content to smile at the world.
"Anticipation" by Madison Julius Cawein
The Protestants, whom they did rob
During his government,
Were forced with patience, like good Job,
To rest themselves content.
"The Viceroy. A Ballad." by Matthew Prior
Ah, woe is me, my mother dear!
A man of strife ye've born me:
For sair contention I maun bear;
They hate, revile, and scorn me.
"Ah, Woe Is Me, My Mother Dear" by Robert Burns
I am glad I lavished my worthiest
To fashion his greater worth;
Since he will live in heaven,
I shall lie content in the earth.
"Francie" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop

In news:

Black Ops- FacebookJust when I finally download the latest COD content pack (Escalation), Treyarch releases another one.
Brother of top recruit in contention for job.
That's the question photographer Stéphanie de Rougé is posing as part of a project where she shoots the contents of people's refrigerators.
The authors examine the use of various grades of direct-compression mannitol in direct-compression tableting process to evaluate the content uniformity of micronized APIs and excipients in a solid-dosage formulation.
The content API will be available to limited users in Q4 2010.
Aside from the videos, Smarthistory also tries to engage these students with links, maps, and Flickr photos relevant to the content.
The following is a guest post form Tara Finnegan Coates of AARP's Media Content Team.
Southborough – Two candidates are in contention for one three-year term seat on the Southborough Board of Selectmen .
They are to be built in Brazil with between 55% to 65% of Brazilian goods and services content.
Andre Ethier's new world order: The contented ballplayer.
Eprise Corp.s newly announced Eprise Content Deployment Suite, a content management offering, could be an answer.
Snap Sync automatically organizes and groups content from all sync -enabled devices into photo, video, music or document "content views" for easy access regardless of where it originated from.
Global Content Network enables the open exchange of content and allows bloggers, publishers, and writers to monetize their syndicated work.
' Zoot Suit ' Returns to the SD Rep. Submission button to search content Search content.
PathBuilder, an off-the-shelf solution, is intended to allow users to simplify content migration and synchronization to and from dozens of content management platforms and Oracle Portal.

In science:

In this section, we discuss the renormalon content of the matrix elements that appear in the Gremm-Kapustin relation and the renormalon content of various definitions of the heavy-quark mass.
Renormalon Ambiguities in NRQCD Operator Matrix Elements
The reason that a traditional gene cannot be equated with a word, is because of the fixed information content of a traditional gene; a words information content can alter in natural language, although it could be fixed in a formal language or a computational model.
Does Meaning Evolve?
Text summarization attempts to address this need by taking a partially-structured source text, extracting information content from it, and presenting the most important content to the user in a manner sensitive to the user’s or application’s needs.
Machine Learning of Generic and User-Focused Summarization
Summary on quark content of the proton Perhaps the main issue in determining the quark and gluon content of the proton is the issue of how many and “what kind” of strange quarks are to be found in the proton’s wavefunction.
QCD and Nuclear Physics
Because a hierarchical policy maps from states s and stack contents K to actions, the value function for a hierarchical policy must in general also assign values to all combinations of states s and stack contents K .
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition
Star formation histories with either low star-formation rates and low dust content at high redshift, or with high star-formation rates and high dust content, are both compatible with the observed ultraviolet flux, but can differ by an order of magnitude in the numbers of stars produced at z>3.
Redshift Surveys and Cosmology
This should lead us eventually to a consideration of the transcendent content of a field theory, towards its polylogarithmic content which plays such a prominent role in QFT as also this conference gives ample evidence.
Feynman diagrams and polylogarithms: shuffles and pentagons
Measurements of the sample contents by Auger electron spectra shown boron content from 2 to 1.8.
Superconductivity in the Re-B system
Lattice QCD and hadron models predict glueballs, ob jects with no constituent quark content, and hybrids, hadrons with quark content and an explicit gluon degree of freedom.
Topics in Meson Spectroscopy
This larger effective Fe content than the starting content, x, could arise from Zn volatilization during synthesis under reducing conditions in 1%H2/Ar.
Structural and magnetic properties of transition metal substituted ZnO
First ordering: To each box b of λ/µ associate the following triple (cid:0)content of the box to the left of b, −(content of b), −(row number of b)(cid:1) where, if a box is the leftmost box in a row “the box to its left” is the rightmost box in the same row.
Affine braids, Markov traces and the category O
Note that ai and ai+1 may not both be content terms, because distinct tj ’s have distinct contents.
A dual braid monoid for the free group
Let us assume that ai is the content term of some tj . (The case when ai+1 is the content term may be dealt with symmetrically).
A dual braid monoid for the free group
But, because they did not present the exact quantitative dependency of ∆MV (AGB-HB) on the progenitor mass and original helium content we cannot know how much ∆MV (AGB-HB) is independent of variations in the assumed progenitor mass and/or original helium content.
Different Characteristics of the Bright Branches of the Globular Clusters M3 and M13
A typical example of a logical document is an article on the web, physically consisting of the contents page, and several HTML pages with content (Fig. 1a). In this case, the task is to find all sets of pages on the web site corresponding to web articles.
Mining Generalized Graph Patterns based on User Examples