01. The little boy spent the last day of school emptying his desk of its [contents] and playing with his friends.
02. We put the [contents] of the fridge in boxes so we could clean it.
03. The [content] of the play is of an adult nature.
04. Students are expected to be ready to discuss the book's [contents] in our next class.
05. The [content] of the course is described in the course outline.
06. Most snacks have either a high salt [content] or a high sugar [content].
07. The fat [content] of these sandwiches is much lower than that of a regular sandwich.
08. Heather is totally [content] to stay at home with her new baby for the first couple of years.
09. I don't want to change jobs. I'm quite [content] with my present position.
10. It was too wet to play outside, but the kids were [content] to read books all afternoon.
11. The old woman had a [contented] look on her face as she held her dog in her arms.
12. The baby smiled [contentedly] after he had finished eating.
13. True [contentment] depends on a full stomach.
14. After her divorce, she was [content] to have some time to herself to reflect on her future.
15. There seems to be widespread [discontent] with the current governor.
16. A number of [discontented] workers are considering forming a union.
17. Her family brings her a great deal of [contentment].
18. Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "Who is rich? He that is [content]. Who is that? Nobody."
19. Louis L'Amour once observed that nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being [content].
20. Doris Mortman once suggested that until you make peace with who you are, you will never be [content] with what you have.
21. Aesop once advised, "Be [content] with your lot; one cannot be first in everything."
22. Sir James MacKintosh once noted that it is right to be [contented] with what we have, but never with what we are.
23. Cicero once noted that to be [content] with what one has is the greatest and truest of richest.
24. Socrates once observed that he is richest who is [content] with the least.
25. Baby black bears make a humming sound when they are [contented].
26. Darker olives have a higher oil [content] and a richer flavor than lighter olives.
27. A Breton proverb states that God's goal will be achieved when everyone is [content] with himself.
28. A Chinese proverb observes that the [contented] person can never be ruined.
29. A Chinese proverb remarks that the great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are [content] with failure.
30. A French proverb suggests that he who has everything is [content] with nothing.
31. A Hasidic proverb notes that while we pursue happiness, we flee from [contentment].
32. A Norwegian proverb observes that the stomach is not [content] with nice words.
33. A French proverb observes that what makes us [discontented] with our condition is the absurdly exaggerated idea we have of the happiness of others.

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