satisfaction


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satisfaction

1. RC Church Church of England the performance by a repentant sinner of a penance
2. Christianity the atonement for sin by the death of Christ

satisfaction

Cancellation of an encumbrance on real property, usually by payment of the debt secured by it.
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It had been his companion for twelve years, always standing on the same spot, always lending its handle to him in the early morning, so that its form had an expression for him of willing helpfulness, and the impress of its handle on his palm gave a satisfaction mingled with that of having the fresh clear water.
Having, therefore, as you assert, so many causes of complaint against him, show your courage in seeking him out, and afford him an opportunity of giving you that satisfaction you seem to ask of every one but of himself.
It is quite understood, then, that after you shall have received satisfaction from M.
As soon, however, as his hunger was appeased, the king became morose and overgloomed again; the more so in proportion to the satisfaction he fancied he had previously manifested, and particularly on account of the deferential manner which his courtiers had shown towards Fouquet.
One incident which occurred about this time gave me a great deal of satisfaction as well as surprise.
Gradually, though, I noted with satisfaction that a sentiment in favour of work was gaining ground.
That's why I joined the hussars, thinking that here one would not need finesse; and he tells me that I am lying- so let him give me satisfaction.
Ask Denisov whether it is not out of the question for a cadet to demand satisfaction of his regimental commander?
So, resolving to take no further action, they went away, and looking backward had the satisfaction to see the Bellamy compelled to sell his own book.
She engaged him in many religious controversies; on which occasions she constantly expressed great satisfaction in the doctor's knowledge, and not much less in the compliments which he frequently bestowed on her own.
And when an animal is reflective, like some men, it comes to think that it had the final situation in mind throughout; sometimes it comes to know what situation will bring satisfaction, so that in fact the discomfort does bring the thought of what will allay it.
To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility.