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"Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the corner of the mantel-piece and his hypodermic syringe from its neat morocco case. With his long, white, nervous fingers he adjusted the delicate needle, and rolled back his left shirt-cuff. For some little time his eyes rested thoughtfully upon the sinewy forearm and wrist all dotted and scarred with innumerable puncture-marks. Finally he thrust the sharp point home, pressed down the tiny piston, and sank back into the velvet-lined arm-chair with a long sigh of satisfaction." --The Sign of the Four

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Satisfaction denotes contentment; a fulfillment of a need or desire; the pleasure obtained by such fulfillment; the source of such gratification; a reparation for an injury or loss; a vindication for a wrong suffered.




From satis (“enough, sufficient”) + faciō (“make, construct”)


Contentment is the acknowledgement and satisfaction of reaching capacity. The level of capacity reached may be sought after, expected, desired, or simply predetermined as the level in which provides contentment.

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