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Sample sentences for the GRE study word complacency

complacency can be used as a noun

1.She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
2.Once more, he took me by both hands and surveyed me with an air of admiring proprietorship smoking with great complacency all the while. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
3.I shunned the face of man all sound of joy or complacency was torture to me solitude was my only consolation--deep, dark, deathlike solitude. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
4.With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
5.She felt that Jane's feelings, though fervent, were little displayed, and that there was a constant complacency in her air and manner not often united with great sensibility. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6.But the difference was that Oblonsky, as he was doing the same as every one did, laughed complacently and good-humoredly, while Levin laughed without complacency and sometimes angrily. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
7.looking at him with great complacency from head to foot, that she really didn't think it would have been possible, on the longest notice, to have made much difference in him for the better. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8.In short, she sat, during the first visit, looking at Jane Fairfax with twofold complacency the sense of pleasure and the sense of rendering justice, and was determining that she would dislike her no longer. - from Emma by Jane Austen
9.He moved with a restrained swagger which would have been ridiculous had he not been so good-looking and had his handsome face not worn such an expression of good-humored complacency and gaiety. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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