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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
 
831. Content.
 
  
NOUN:CONTENT, contentment, contentedness; complacency, satisfaction, entire satisfaction, ease, heart’s ease, peace of mind; serenity [See Inexcitability]; cheerfulness [See Cheerfulness]; ray of comfort; comfort &c. (well-being) [See Pleasure].
  PATIENCE, moderation, endurance; concilation, reconciliation; resignation (patience) [See Inexcitability]; quietism.
  waiter on Providence; quietist.
  
VERB:BE CONTENT &c. adj.; rest satisfied, rest and be thankful; take the good the gods provide, let well enough alone, feel oneself at home, hug oneself, lay the flattering unction to one’s soul.
  take up with, take in good part; assent [See Assent]; be reconciled to, make one’s peace with; get over it; take heart, take comfort; put up with (bear) [See Inexcitability].
  RENDER CONTENT &c. adj.; set at ease, comfort; set one’s -heart, - mind- at -ease, - rest; speak peace; conciliate, reconcile, win over, propitiate, disarm, beguile; content, satisfy; gratify [See Pleasurableness].
  BE TOLERATED [See Inexcitability]; go down, go down with [colloq.], do.
  
ADJECTIVE:CONTENT, contented; satisfied &c. v.; at ease, at one’s ease, at home; with the mind at ease, sans souci [F.], sine curâ [L.], easy-going, not particular; conciliatory; unrepining, of good comfort; resigned (patient) [See Inexcitability]; cheerful [See Cheerfulness].
  SERENE [See Inexcitability]; unafflicted, unvexed, unmolested, unplagued; at rest; snug, comfortable; in one’s element; not easily perturbed; imperturbable.
  SATISFACTORY, adequate, commensurate, sufficient, ample, equal to; satisfying.
  
ADVERB:to one’s heart’s content; à la bonne heure [F.]; all for the best.
  
INTERJECTION:amen (assent) [See Assent]; very well! all the btter! so much the better! well and good! it will do! that will do! it cannot be helped! done! content! i’ faith! [archaic]; better and better! good! good for you! put it thar, pard! [colloq.].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Nothing comes amiss.
  2. A heart with room for every joy.—Bailey
  3. Ich habe genossen das irdische Glück ich habe gelebt und geliebet.—Schiller
  4. Nor cast one longing, ling’ring look behind.—Gray
  5. Shut up in measureless content.—Macbeth
  6. Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content.—R. Greene
  7. Their wants but few, their wishes all confined.—Goldsmith
  8. Man wants but little here below.—Bible
  9. Little I ask; my wants are few; I only wish a house of stone, (A very plain brown stone will do,) That I may call my own.—Holmes
  10. Too grateful for the blessing lent Of simple tastes and mind content!—Holmes

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