Edna could not control a feeling which bordered upon complacency
at her friend's praise, even realizing, as she did, its true worth.
The scout witnessed his departure with complacency
, nodding his head after him, and muttering his good wishes; after which he very coolly set about an examination of the state of the larder, among the Hurons, the cavern, among other purposes, being used as a receptacle for the fruits of their hunts.
While the latter expression was yet on his lips, he caught a glimpse of Hepzibah, who had involuntarily bent forward to the window; and then the smile changed from acrid and disagreeable to the sunniest complacency
Shelby, who, with a little womanly complacency
in match-making, felt pleased to unite her handsome favorite with one of her own class who seemed in every way suited to her; and so they were married in her mistress' great parlor, and her mistress herself adorned the bride's beautiful hair with orange-blossoms, and threw over it the bridal veil, which certainly could scarce have rested on a fairer head; and there was no lack of white gloves, and cake and wine,--of admiring guests to praise the bride's beauty, and her mistress' indulgence and liberality.
The Grandson of twenty-three referred to himself five or six times as an "old traveler,"and as many as three times (with a serene complacency
which was maddening) as a "man of the world.
Under the inspiration of her soaring complacency
the departed graces of her earlier days returned to her, and her bearing took to itself a dignity and state that might have passed for queenly if her surroundings had been a little more in keeping with it.
She saw with maternal complacency
all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
Captain Wragge received that unconscious tribute to his native genius with the complacency
of a man who felt that he thoroughly deserved it.
Here and there, the inmate has visitors to see the sight; then he points his finger, with something of the complacency
of a curator or authorised exponent, to this cart and to this, and seems to tell who sat here yesterday, and who there the day before.
When we got into the street (which was strange enough to me) and smelt the fish, and pitch, and oakum, and tar, and saw the sailors walking about, and the carts jingling up and down over the stones, I felt that I had done so busy a place an injustice; and said as much to Peggotty, who heard my expressions of delight with great complacency
, and told me it was well known (I suppose to those who had the good fortune to be born Bloaters) that Yarmouth was, upon the whole, the finest place in the universe.
Once more, he took me by both hands and surveyed me with an air of admiring proprietorship: smoking with great complacency
all the while.
Silas was thinking with double complacency
of his supper: first, because it would be hot and savoury; and secondly, because it would cost him nothing.