COMPLACENCY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of complacency
Definition:
n. feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble
Example:
Your vague assurances are as meaningless as your obvious complacency.
Sentence in Classic:
How often when considering her character I have told myself that I was to blame for not understanding her, for not understanding that constant composure and complacency and lack of all interests or desires, and the whole secret lies in the terrible truth that she is a depraved woman.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Once more, he took me by both hands and surveyed me with an air of admiring proprietorship: smoking with great complacency all the while.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Indeed, he gradually came to regard it as such, and to feel a sense of personal complacency when he chanced on any reference to the Gryce Americana.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Scarlett seemed demure and sweet enough these days, but there was a pleased complacency in her eyes which annoyed people and she carried a chip on her shoulder which no one cared to disturb.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
This holy woman, too poor to wear the magnificent habit of her order, which was a white robe with a scarlet scapulary, had piously put it on a little manikin, which she exhibited with complacency and which she bequeathed to the house at her death.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Amid the cares and the complacency which his own children suggested, Sir Thomas did not forget to do what he could for the children of Mrs.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Her resistance had not injured her with the gentleman, and he was thinking of her with some complacency, when thus accosted by Miss Bingley:.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
There was something pathetic in his concentration as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context