amuse

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  • Most of these friends could amuse themselves very well through the day. Cited from Girls and Women, by Harriet E. Paine (AKA: E. Chester)
  • But why be so serious over an art whose end is only to amuse? Cited from The Black Cat, by John Todhunter
  • His mother thought it might amuse him although she could not find any sense in it. Cited from At the Back of the North Wind, by Elizabeth Lewis and George MacDonald
  • For the people whom you will see in that country do nothing but amuse themselves. Cited from The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • They did not all play at the same game, but amused themselves in different groups. Cited from The Coral Island, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • They seemed much amused when he held out his bowl for more. Cited from Sunshine Bill, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • It amuses me more than anything that has happened to me in all my life. Cited from The Ambassadors, by Henry James
  • This act seems to amuse him more than a serious attempt on his part, though.
  • Amused guests helped staff round them up and returned them to the garden.
  • At any moment he might have turned upon you and cut you to pieces to amuse himself. Cited from Kate Bonnet, by Frank R. Stockton
  • If some one person amuses him, or if he suddenly wants to see us all. Cited from His Hour, by Elinor Glyn
  • I therefore gave up that idea, and amused myself in the best way I could. Cited from Salt Water, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • It may amuse you, but I will tell you how it was done. Cited from Fighting for the Right, by Oliver Optic
  • Many people imagine that he who amuses them must be lower than they. Cited from Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII, by Robert Green Ingersoll
  • For some reason it amuses me more and more every time I hear it. Cited from This Is the End, by Stella Benson
  • And I thought perhaps it might amuse you to hear an act or two. Cited from John Gabriel Borkman, by Henrik Ibsen
  • The band was so amused that the opened the second set with the song again the following night.
  • They do not play together, or work together, or amuse themselves together. Cited from Germany and the Germans, by Price Collier
  • I like the husband; he amuses me, though he is rather a bear. Cited from A Comedy of Masks, by Ernest Dowson and Arthur Moore
  • I was very much amused at an incident which occurred to me the other day. Cited from The Idler Magazine, Volume III, April 1893, by Various
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Meaning of amuse

  • verb Occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    The play amused the ladies
  • verb Make (somebody) laugh
    The clown amused the children