The history of the country became one of peaceful progress marked by the growing contentment of the people.
Of contentment and not of benefit ?
They also ought to be considered satis who abide in charity and contentment, who serve and, when rising, ever remember their lord."
In the presidential election of 1880 the Republican party carried the day after an unusually quiet canvass, a result largely due to popular contentment with the then existing state of public affairs.
The cheerful, almost jovial, tone of his letters to Stella evinces his full contentment, nor was he one to be moved to gratitude for small mercies.