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content (oneself) with (someone or something)

To be happy or satisfied with something, often something that is lacking or disappointing in some way. In order to get health insurance, I had to abandon acting and content myself with a boring office job. If you're trying to save money, you'll need to content yourself with the clothes you already own.
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content oneself with someone or something

to be satisfied with (usually less of) someone or something. You will just have to learn to content yourself with fewer nice vacations now that you have kids entering college.
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to one's heart's content

Fig. as much as one wants. John wanted a week's vacation so he could go to the lake and fish to his heart's content. I just sat there, eating chocolate to my heart's content.
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to one's heart's content

To one's complete satisfaction, without limitation, as in I've been eating strawberries to my heart's content, or The youngsters played in the sand to their hearts' content. Shakespeare used this expression in a number of his plays. [Late 1500s]
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to your heart's content

COMMON If you can do something to your heart's content, you can do it as much as you want. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. They could ride round to their heart's content. You can eat to your heart's content, knowing that you won't gain weight.
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to your heart's content

to the full extent of your desires.
Heart's content was used by Shakespeare in Henry VI, Part 2 ( 1593 ) and in The Merchant of Venice ( 1596 ) in the sense of ‘complete inward satisfaction’.
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to your heart’s conˈtent

as much or as long as you want: This weekend I’ll be able to read to my heart’s content.
Content in this idiom means contentment (= a feeling of happiness or satisfaction).
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to (one's) heart's content

To one's entire satisfaction, without limitation.
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References in classic literature ?
After mentioning the duality of subject and object, which is supposed to constitute consciousness, he proceeds in italics: "EXPERIENCE, I BELIEVE, HAS NO SUCH INNER DUPLICITY; AND THE SEPARATION OF IT INTO CONSCIOUSNESS AND CONTENT COMES, NOT BY WAY OF SUBTRACTION, BUT BY WAY OF ADDITION"(p.
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