Example sentences for: discontents

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

  • 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.

  • Two of the three stories in this volume concern the midlife crises of womanizers and all three are deemed mediocre knockoffs of Ford's earlier work, littered with characters "not complex enough to hold one's interest" (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, the New York Times ). Some, however, appreciate Ford's continued explorations of "contemporary manhood and its discontents" (Dan Cryer, Newsday ) and his "sinewy" prose, reminiscent of Twain and Hemingway (Michael Gorra, the New York Times Book Review ). "Nobody now writing looks ...

  • He has published half a dozen books on the plight of the Palestinians, including The Question of Palestine (1979), After the Last Sky (1986), and Peace and Its Discontents (1995), a scathing critique of the Oslo peace accords, which Said calls "the Palestinian Versailles."

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

  • 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.

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