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1‘she seemed content with her lot in life’
contented, satisfied, pleased
happy, cheerful, cheery, glad, delighted
tranquil, unworried, untroubled, at ease, at peace, comfortable, serene, placid, complacent
1‘her reply seemed to content him’
soothe, pacify, placate, appease, please, mollify, make happy, satisfy, still, quieten, silence
1‘she stood for a moment looking with content at her husband’
1‘many restaurant meals are low in fibre content’
amount, proportion, quantity, bulk, total, quota
2‘just as the novel's form is radical, so too is its content’
subject matter, subject, theme, burden, gist, argument, thesis, message, point, thrust, substance, matter, material, text, ideas
3‘she went to examine the contents of the hamper’
things inside, load
informal guts, innards
4‘the book's list of contents’
chapters, sections, divisions
subject matter, subjects, themes, matter, substance, material, text
constituents, components, ingredients, elements, items
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