Usage examples for complacent

  1. So the man drove to the stable with the complacent consciousness of having done his duty and warned his mistress against a " very onnatteral feelin'" in the young man. – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  2. He spoke with such an air of regret that Joan and Dick laughed outright, and in the midst of it a shadow came across their own, and they turned to meet the amused, complacent stare of Bill. – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  3. History and experience tells us that moral progress cannot come in comfortable and in complacent times, but out of trial and out of confusion. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. But my inquiries shall be more minute; and my resolves will then be more permanent and self- complacent – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  5. Approaching her from the edge of the grove, a complacent smile upon his face, his rifle under his arm, was Sledge Hume. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  6. Mrs. Watson felt that she had made a hit, and grew complacent again. – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  7. Dahlia seemed, by contrast with their complacent acquiescence, almost admirable. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  8. Such is our continent to- day, with all its fair winds and tides and fields favorable to us, and only our shallow, complacent dishonest selves against us! – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  9. She would rather he had been less bright, less complacent – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. She waved them a complacent adieu before they mixed with the crowd and lost sight of her. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  11. Sneering and self- complacent mocked he The rights and customs of our land, He could not understand our glory, Against which he has raised his hand. – Russian Lyrics by Translated by Martha Gilbert Dickinson Bianchi
  12. For he was complacent that was the worst of it. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  13. They became complacent or indifferent, and consequently ceased to draw the spiritual strength and vitality from the Cause which they should have. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  14. After that she seemed complacent and obeyed, almost stupidly, whatever she was told to do. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  15. Looking at his own position, he saw himself the member of a race dragged from complacent savagery into the very heat and turmoil of a civilization for which it was in nowise prepared; bowed beneath a yoke to which its shoulders were not fitted, and then, without warning, thrust forth into a freedom as absurd as it was startling and overwhelming. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  16. Nothing could have been more complacent and affectionate than the lady's voice and demeanor as often as she gave the finishing touches to a twig, and called to her companion, " Come, now, let's go for another." – A Rambler's lease by Bradford Torrey
  17. How complacent she looks! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. She sprang to the saddle, light as thistledown, and curved her graceful throat with a complacent toss, as the groom smoothed her skirt, bringing the white stain into full prominence. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  19. Here too, on the heads of the comfortable complacent bonnes, are the most radiant caps you ever saw. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas