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- simple past tense and past participle of
- c. 1590–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies, London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, Act III (now Act IV, scene i), page 222:
- I pray you huſband be not ſo diſquiet. / The meate was well, if you were ſo contented.
- 1795 James Boswell, as quoted in, 2010, Doug Stewart, the Boy Who Would be Shakespeare, excerpted as "To Be... or Not", Smithsonian, ISSN 0037-7333, volume 4, number 3, June 2010, page 72:
- "I shall now die contented," [Boswell] breathed, "since I have lived to see the present day."
satisfied — see satisfied
- 1867, “THE WEDDEEN O BALLYMORE”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 6:
- Contented an gaay.
- Contented and gay.
- Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 96