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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLEASURE

He would say that his was a trip of business, and not pleasure, and hard work he had.

She laughed her little laugh of pleasure, and thanked him prettily for the compliment.

At last, I asked, if it were his pleasure that I should pour him out another dish?

Dearest Madam, forgive me: it was always my pride and my pleasure to obey you.

Do not occasion me uneasiness, when I would give you nothing but pleasure.

So, to my great relief and pleasure, they started on after the hounds.

In the meantime, if it be any pleasure to you to know it, I trust you heartily.

"With pleasure," he answered, and taking one of the candles, led the way.

As near as I can calculate, about thirty-five different families have that pleasure.

It was as great a pleasure as surprise, and she showed both.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "condition of enjoyment," from Old French plesir, also plaisir "enjoyment, delight, desire, will" (12c.), from noun use of infinitive plaisir (v.) "to please," from Latin placere "to please, give pleasure, be approved" (see please (v.)). Ending altered in English 14c. by influence of words in -ure (measure, etc.). Meaning "sensual enjoyment as the chief object of life" is attested from 1520s.

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