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to (one's) satisfaction

In a way that one likes, accepts, or approves of. I was really disappointed by the appetizer, but thankfully the main course was much more to my satisfaction. I knew that if I didn't complete the project to their satisfaction, I would be in danger of losing my job.
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feel a glow of happiness

To feel delighted and content. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of happiness.
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feel a glow of satisfaction

To feel delighted and content. The newlyweds are so cute—they really seem to be feeling a glow of satisfaction.
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feel a glow of happiness

 and feel a glow of contentment; feel a glow of satisfaction; feel a glow of peacefulness
Fig. to have a good feeling of some kind. Anne felt a glow of happiness as she held her new baby. Sitting by the lake, the lovers felt a warm glow of contentment.
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to somebody’s satisˈfaction


1 if you do something to somebody’s satisfaction, they are pleased with it: The affair was settled to the complete satisfaction of the client.
2 if you prove something to somebody’s satisfaction, they believe or accept it: Can you demonstrate to our satisfaction that your story is true?
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said Laurie, with the look of satisfaction she liked to see in his eyes when they rested on her.
But while I realised all this, and, with a veritable aching of the heart at the loss of her, felt a curious satisfaction at the turn of events, still my own psychology became all the more a puzzle to me, and I asked myself, with some impatience, what I would be at, and what it was I really wanted.
His satisfaction would have been complete had the Rangoon been forced to retreat before the violence of wind and waves.
Having settled this Point to our satisfaction, the next we took into consideration was, to determine in what manner we should inform M'Kenrie of the favourable Opinion Janetta entertained of him.
I cannot describe the satisfaction his work gave me; I can only impart some sense of it, perhaps, by saying that it was like a happiness I had been waiting for all my life, and now that it had come, I was richly content forever.
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.
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