amuse the company

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  • Something to pass away the evening and amuse the company. Cited from The End Of The World, by Edward Eggleston
  • Then suddenly some painful thought seemed to pass over his mind, as if he imagined, that he was there to amuse the company. Cited from Hyperion, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • "You mean that she asked me, thinking I would amuse the company?" said Hetty quickly. Cited from Hetty Gray, by Rosa Mulholland [AKA: Lady Rosa Mulholland Gilbert]
  • On a certain evening there was a dinner-party at the Hall, and some one who had been expected to sing and amuse the company failed to appear. Cited from Hetty Gray, by Rosa Mulholland [AKA: Lady Rosa Mulholland Gilbert]
  • I knew a man once who drew a horse on a bit of paper to amuse the company and covered it all over with many parallel streaks as he drew. Cited from On Nothing & Kindred Subjects, Hilaire Belloc
  • And expecting her to amuse the company by playing "pieces" on the violin! Cited from Lonesome Land, by B. M. Bower
  • After going through these and other ceremonies of the kind, which seemed greatly to amuse the company, he mounted, reined up and announced himself ready for the signal. Cited from The Rangers, By D. P. Thompson
  • He takes us for strolling mountebanks and desires us to amuse the company at supper. Cited from Masters of the Guild, by L. Lamprey
  • Hallam had found in camp a copy of a Southern newspaper; and, thinking it might amuse the company to read it, produced it. Cited from Ailsa Paige, by Robert W. Chambers
  • It was now Mme Lerat's turn to amuse the company, but she needed to make certain preparations. Cited from L'Assommoir, by Emile Zola
  • Rakee, a kind of brandy, was handed about; and afterwards a musician came in and played and sang to amuse the company. Cited from Far Off, by Favell Lee Mortimer [AKA: Favell Bevan]
  • I had from my childhood diligently perused the whole of these works, and committed portions of them to memory, whence I was often called upon to amuse the company. Cited from Autobiography, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • This scene of instruction, however, is frequently interrupted by girls, who amuse the company with songs and dances, which are rather more remarkable for their gaiety than delicacy. Cited from Travels in Africa, by Mungo Park
  • He will not have the effrontery of the young fop, who speaks louder than the wise and interrupts the old in order to amuse the company. Cited from Emile, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • There he provides not only the delicacies which make up a Japanese dinner, but hires dancing girls, called geisha, to amuse the company by their dancing and singing. Cited from Peeps at Many Lands: Japan, by John Finnemore
  • The lyre or a sprig of myrtle was handed round the table and presented to any one who could amuse the company by a song or even a good sentence in a lyrical form. Cited from Handbook of Universal Literature,A. C. Lynch Botta
  • The Countess had but to tell Evan that she had met the insolvent in apples, and recognized him under his change of fortune, and had no doubt that at least he would amuse the company. Cited from Evan Harrington by George Meredith, v4
  • Also the Wizard did a few sleight-of-hand tricks to amuse the company; after which they all retired to their cozy tin bedrooms and slept soundly until morning. Cited from The Emerald City of Oz, L. Frank Baum
  • If she can do anything to amuse the company -- as to sing well, tell fortunes by the hand, recite, or play in charades or private theatricals -- she is almost sure of the highest social recognition. Cited from Manners and Social Usages, Mrs. J.M.E.W. Sherwood
  • You should not amuse the company by animated relations of one person who has just cut his throat from ear to ear, or of another who, the evening before, was choked by a tough beef-steak and was buried that morning. Cited from The Laws of Etiquette, by A Gentleman
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