Then they stood in front of the chalkboard, smug and self-satisfied.
Urban economists, particularly those on the self-satisfied coasts, tend to envision utter hopelessness for the region.
Never a big fan of capitalism, the financial meltdown has triggered a flurry of self-satisfied blog entries by Castro.
Little will actually be solved other than a generation exhaling with self-satisfied relief.
Why does the Obama administration seem so arrogant and self-satisfied?
It was evident from his self-satisfied and confident assurance that he had a good answer ready for my inquiry.
"I thought you 'd like it," he said, with self-satisfied assurance.
His voice now sounded full and vibrant with self-satisfied energy.
He struck me as a dapper man, noticeably, but not offensively, self-satisfied.
They were finishing breakfast, sitting opposite each other, fat and red, important and self-satisfied.