In Rwanda, as we watched the young fathers hold their babies, we saw a contented look in their eyes.
They resided comfortably alongside Chantilly lace, silk faille, and his contented clients of a certain age.
A group of mostly young men stood in a contented semi-circle, posing for photos.
“You look like a contented man,” Bucky tells him when they meet again in 1971.
A smile, a contented smirk, even a frown—something—but there was nothing.
Meanwhile the door was closed, and they remained peaceful and contented.
He contented himself with shrugging his shoulders as he filled his glass again.
That would be the official way of making the country happy and contented.
He lighted a cigar and displayed the contented air of a man who has fed fully.
On one field stands the hopeful Negro never to be contented save with a man's place.
early 15c., from Middle French contenter, from content (adj.) "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Sense evolved through "contained," "restrained," to "satisfied," as the contented person's desires are bound by what he or she already has. Related: Contented; contentedly.
c.1400, from Old French content, "satisfied," from Latin contentus "contained, satisfied," past participle of continere (see contain). Related: Contently (largely superseded by contentedly).
"that which is contained," early 15c., from Latin contentum, contenta, noun use of past participle of continere (see contain). Meaning "satisfaction" is from 1570s; heart's content is from 1590s (Shakespeare).
content con·tent (kŏn'těnt')
Something contained, as in a receptacle.
The proportion of a specified substance present in something else, as of protein in a food.
The subject matter or essential meaning of something, especially a dream.