Would you agree with my speculation that the verb “content” has the same connotation in the following three sentences?
There were no roses at the florist's, and we had to content ourselves with big, red carnations.
There was no fresh meat in the market today, so you'll have to content yourselves with something out of a tin.
I was no longer satisfied with the life that had hitherto contented me.
content = satisfy in a limited way with something
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