Example sentences for: discontents

How can you use “discontents” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Freud's Civilization and Its Discontents suggests an answer: as civilization “progresses,” it removes itself further and further from harshness and crude emotions.

  • We turn now to page 56 of Robert Samuelson's 1995 book The Good Life and Its Discontents . Samuelson, here and throughout the book, argues that money doesn't buy happiness.

  • Fincher and his screenwriter, Jim Uhls, seem to think they've broken new ground in Fight Club , that their metaphor for our discontents hits harder than anyone else's.

  • In magnifying the global significance of their discontents, Berman ultimately succeeds in reinstating his lifetime membership in the class of 1968.

  • The hero yields to a best-repressed impulse (the urge to be unfaithful to his true love) and gets launched on a dark odyssey, which culminates in his near death and a vision of society's most ferociously psychosexual underpinnings--civilization and its discontents and all that.


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