Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: contentment
IPA transcription: [kənt'ɛntmənt]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: contentment
    Meaning: happiness with one's situation in life
Usage examples
  • The birthright of contentment.
  • This capped the climax of Dolly's contentment.
  • Indeed, contentment was not difficult with such a prospect of delight before her.
  • A cat rolled up into a ball, or crouched with its paws folded underneath it, seems an emblem of repose and contentment.
  • I can see how poor people blind themselves and deceive each other, calling selfishness devotion, and bondage contentment.
  • Away they rattled with a parting cheer, and peace fell upon the farm-house for a few hours, to the great contentment of the good people left behind.
  • A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
  • I, who preached contentment with a humble lot, and justified the vocation even of hewers of wood and drawers of water in God's service--I, His ordained minister, almost rave in my restlessness.
  • And, he had noticed, also, that when midnight struck, the patient turned his eyes toward the door, with an expectancy in them which presently grew into a longing but brightened into contentment as soon as the door opened and Laura appeared.
  • At the highest crisis of some incurable anguish there will suddenly fall upon the man the stillness of an insane contentment. It is not hope, for hope is broken and romantic and concerned with the future; this is complete and of the present.