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Word: complacency

Definition: self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent


Sentences Containing 'complacency'

Her resistance had not injured her with the gentleman, and he was thinking of her with some complacency, when thus accosted by Miss Bingley:``I can guess the subject of your reverie.''
Their brother, indeed, was the only one of the party whom she could regard with any complacency.
Jane met her with a smile of such sweet complacency, a glow of such happy expression, as sufficiently marked how well she was satisfied with the occurrences of the evening.
She felt that Jane's feelings, though fervent, were little displayed, and that there was a constant complacency in her air and manner not often united with great sensibility.
Consider the China pride and stagnant self complacency of mankind.
But of course my complacency could hardly get start enough to lift my nose a trifle into the air, before Mr. Bixby would think of something to fetch it down again.
In the course of time I began to get the best of this knotty lesson, and my self complacency moved to the front once more.
The barber of the`Grand Turk'was a spruce young negro, who aired his importance with balmy complacency, and was greatly courted by the circle in which he moved.
``Why, your excellency,''returned the landlord, chuckling and rubbing his hands with infinite complacency,``I think I may take upon myself to say I neglect nothing to deserve the support and patronage of the noble visitors to this poor hotel.''
There was an impressive silence; Morcerf alone knew not why such profound attention was given to an orator who was not always listened to with so much complacency.
Only two of them have been preserved, but as they happen to be two of the seven or eight he mentions with complacency, we may assume they are favourable specimens, and no one who reads the "Numancia" and the "Trato de Argel" will feel any surprise that they failed as acting dramas.
When we got into the street (which was strange enough to me) and smelt the fish, and pitch, and oakum, and tar, and saw the sailors walking about, and the carts jingling up and down over the stones, I felt that I had done so busy a place an injustice; and said as much to Peggotty, who heard my expressions of delight with great complacency, and told me it was well known (I suppose to those who had the good fortune to be born Bloaters) that Yarmouth was, upon the whole, the finest place in the universe.
I was casting my eyes with increasing complacency over these and many similar objects, when hasty footsteps were heard in the room outside, and Mr. Spenlow, in a black gown trimmed with white fur, came hurrying in, taking off his hat as he came.

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