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Sample sentences for the GRE study word complacent

complacent can be used as a adj

1.who, repressing a complacent smile by looking sternly at his cocked hat, said. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.Anne nodded, trying hard not to look virtuously complacent and failing miserably. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
3.Instead of speaking, I smiled and not a very complacent or submissive smile either. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4."Here, on the other hand, it has made a great sensation," he said, with a complacent smile. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
5.They were both well dressed, stout and complacent and they brought a breath of opulence among the company. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
6.He looked tired and worn, but there was the same complacent repose upon his features that they always wor. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
7.With the same complacent smile he told her of the ovations he had received in consequence of the act he had passed. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.Sydney Carton looked at his punch and looked at his complacent friend drank his punch and looked at his complacent friend. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
9.Pocket, as a grown-up infant with no notion of his own interests, they showed the complacent forbearance I had heard them express. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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