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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Contently In a contented manner.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A contented lion A contented lion

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Carrots have zero fat content.
    • contently In a contented way.
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  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “Contentment is, after all, simply refined indolence.”
  • Hung Ko
    Hung Ko
    “The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.”
  • Louis L'Amour
    Louis L'Amour
    “Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.”
  • Lin Yu-tang
    Lin Yu-tang
    “The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.”


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


In literature:

May I be content to follow where thou dost lead.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
Here is a wonderful exhibition of affection for his contented and happy negroes.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
There was a sort of hilarious contentment about him that filled her with misgivings.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
Contentment is the highest happiness; therefore, it is, that the wise regard contentment as the highest object of pursuit.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The king should be content with the name he wins and the umbrella that is held over his head.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
From the standpoint of the relationship of latent to manifest dream-content, dreams can be divided into three classes.
"Dream Psychology" by Sigmund Freud
She was loving, she was remembering being content in doing some loving.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
These two were young and beautiful and well content with each other, it is said.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
Frost poured out the contents of her saucepan, which appeared to be a compound of Scotch oatmeal and treacle.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The three horses seemed to be contented with one another and made no noise.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She quickly unlocked and distributed its contents.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Is the index the same as the table of contents?
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
Suggest methods whereby the teacher may discover the content of the child's world.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Its conservative form was abandoned, but its revolutionary content, the dialectics, was preserved.
"The Positive Outcome of Philosophy" by Joseph Dietzgen
Content to toil and die, smiling over the fact.
"The Potter's Thumb" by Flora Annie Steel
In all the years since I had left my home, I had not found so much contentment in any one's society.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
As for the girl, those eight years of pure passion on the housetops had been a dream of absolute content.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
Otherwise was content to leave her to his wife.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
I have to be content with Virginian at home.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
I define a conception when I develope what it is, its essence, its content.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler

In poetry:

Thy voice of sweet encouragement
Has nerved my fainting soul.
And brought me sweet contentment,
And saved and made me whole.
"Dearest" by Robert C O Benjamin
"Look bravely up into the sky
And be content with knowing
That God wished for a buttercup
Just here, where you are growing."
"Discontent" by Sarah Orne Jewett
For thy sweet sake I'll onward toil,
In earnest, patient strife.
Content, if thou shalt know I live
An earnest, useful life.
"Farewell" by Thomas Frederick Young
Now since I've returned safe home again
I will try and be content
With my lovely Jeannie at home,
And forget my banishment.
"The Convict's Return" by William Topaz McGonagall
The fisher drops his patient lines,
The farmer sows his grain,
Content to hear the murmuring pines
Instead of railroad-train.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Love masters Agony; the soul that seemed
Forsaken, feels her present God again,
And in her Father's arms
Contented dies away.
"Tuesday Before Easter" by John Keble

In news:

Artbeats' 60-foot video wall uses Adtec Digital's edje-1013 decoders for content delivery and Soloist 2 players for running the clip browsing stations.
Susan Askew was co-founder and CEO of, one of the first-to-market citizen-generated, hyperlocal content web companies.
Aspera 's Enterprise Server, Point-to-Point Clients, and SDK replace legacy satellite-based system for automated content ingest and distribution.
Summary This full-time tenure track position will provide content expertise in medical-surgical nursing.
The list of movie greats who never won an Academy Award is long and sad, but there are significant artists and pictures eliminated from contention before Oscar races even begin.
(AP) — Actor Morgan Freeman and his business partner are auctioning the contents of their upscale restaurant in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.
They fear a reprise of the piracy that decimated the music industry as viewers demand more and more free content.
Mirage Media Server lets users store, play and schedule music from five local sources, Internet streaming services and content stored in the cloud.
It's Buried Alive week at, and, through Friday, we're rolling out exclusive content featuring the bands on the tour: Avenged Sevenfold, Hollywood Undead, Black Veil Brides, and Asking Alexandria.
Glen Raven introducing awning and shade fabrics with recycled content.
Westwood finds himself in contention for final round.
As of January 1, 2010, new lead content requirements in California will mandate a maximum weighted average lead content of ?
Amazon Kindle and the Future of Content.
Andre Ethier's new world order: The contented ballplayer .
Do not identify yourself in the main content area of the article content form.

In science:

For now, it suffices to know that the first component of the query term denotes the query context and is matched to node names and paths, and the second component denotes the content and is matched to the textual content of nodes.
Search Driven Analysis of Heterogenous XML Data
We define the content of a data node n, denoted by content(n), as the concatenation of all the text node descendants of n by traversing parent/child edges only.
Search Driven Analysis of Heterogenous XML Data
The generation of such summaries is the problem we address in this paper. A generic summary summarizes the entire contents of the document by identifying and possibly rewriting the most important content.
Generating Concise and Readable Summaries of XML Documents
Asset --> Import --> From file/scanner--> User paste content of file, puts # of columns, selects name of columns, but forget select location --> Error message “Select location” --> but user should repeat paste content of file in text box. Problem: content of text box disappear, after error message.
Software Design Document, Testing, and Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS - a Team 1 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
COUPLING WITH CONTENT Spatio -temporal coupling and generality/specificity of coupling are concerned with associating interaction resources to information content. (cid:216) Spatio-temporal Coupling with Content: spatio -temporal coupling between entities defines how these entities are associated in time and space.
Working Document on Gloss Ontology
As user generated content becomes more prevalent, there is an increasing monetary incentive to pass unsolicited and automated messages off as human content in information sharing networks.
Algorithmic Detection of Computer Generated Text
Thus following Rosa I will assume risk to have metaphysical content rather than epistemological content.
Informal Control code logic
We will refer to the set of column label vectors with identical content but different ordering as a content group.
Properties of the poset of Dyck paths ordered by inclusion
In another approach [Hendrickx and Bosma, 2008], content units (sentences) are assigned a normalized value (0 to 1) based on a set of graphs representing different aspects of the content unit.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Analysis of source documents’ content. • Query expansion. • Candidate content grading. • Redundancy removal or novelty detection. • Composition of the summary.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
The training step for the creation of the content representation model comprises the initialization of a common content graph with the representation of the first document and the subsequent update of that initial graph with the graphs of the other documents.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
When the common content graph is created, one can determine whether a new document is similar to the content of the source documents by measuring the similarity of the document graph to the common content graph.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Every chunk’s similarity to the content is added to the overall similarity of a sentence to the content.
MUDOS-NG: Multi-document Summaries Using N-gram Graphs (Tech Report)
Indeed, after the measurement the measured ob ject and measuring instrument are again separated and the total content of the conserved quantity in the system is composed additively of the contents of the measured ob ject and measuring instrument.
Translation of "Die Messung quantenmechanischer Operatoren" by E.P.~Wigner
I (XC ) = Pi∈C H (Xi ) − H (XC ) represents the information content of the random vector XC and similarly I (XS ) = Pi∈S content of the random vector XS .
Discovering a junction tree behind a Markov network by a greedy algorithm