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    content / contentment

    Are the following sentences acceptable? Which one is more natural?

    1. It goes without saying that bliss lies in contentment.
    2. It is a doubtless principle that bliss derives from contentment.
    3. Happiness consists in contentment.
    4. Enough is as good as feast.
    5. A contented mind is a perpetual feast.
    6. Happiness lies in content.
    7. Content is more than a kingdom.
    8. Content is happiness.

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    Re: content / contentment

    Not a well-formed question. An appropriate reply would entail an essay of several thousand words.

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    Re: content / contentment

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Are the following sentences acceptable? Which one is more natural?

    1. It goes without saying that bliss lies in contentment.
    2. It is a doubtless principle that bliss derives from contentment.
    3. Happiness consists in contentment.
    4. Enough is as good as feast.
    5. A contented mind is a perpetual feast.
    6. Happiness lies in content.
    7. Content is more than a kingdom.
    8. Content is happiness
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    6, 7 and 8 are wrong. Use "contentment" for the noun. Note that 'content' is stressed on the end syllable the way you've used it. Most people would read this as 'content' - The content of something is what it contains.
    Use 'content' as the adjective. A contented person is content. He has contentment.
    4. is interesting, but not sure why it's there!

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    Re: content / contentment

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    4. is interesting, but not sure why it's there!
    Agreed.

    The proverb is 'Enough is as good as a feast'.

    Rover

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