It was a pleasure to meet you.
Graceful, coordinated and a pleasure to watch.
The Guards had made their whole march as if on a pleasure trip, parading their cleanliness and discipline.
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to take my friends out rowing when they visit me.
Colonel Michaud, do not forget what I say to you here, perhaps we may recall it with pleasure someday...
I have never played with words again for the mere pleasure of the game.
My pleasure, you need anything else?
What pleasure is there to be so caustique?
I remember, yes, I remember you with the standard! said Kutuzov, and a flush of pleasure suffused Prince Andrew's face at this recollection.
She simply enjoyed their pleasure and tried to fit in with it.
Museums and art stores are also sources of pleasure and inspiration.
The tutors came, and the nurses, and Dmitri, and several acquaintances, and the countess reread the letter each time with fresh pleasure and each time discovered in it fresh proofs of Nikolenka's virtues.
For some time he engrossed the general attention, and Anna Pavlovna felt that the novelty she had served up was received with pleasure by all her visitors.
With mournful pleasure she now lingered over these images, repelling with horror only the last one, the picture of his death, which she felt she could not contemplate even in imagination at this still and mystic hour of night.
I can never tell you how much pleasure they have given us.
Apart from the advantage he derived from Anatole, the very process of dominating another's will was in itself a pleasure, a habit, and a necessity to Dolokhov.
Deities ate for pleasure, not out of need.
I trust that my readers have not concluded from the preceding chapter on books that reading is my only pleasure; my pleasures and amusements are many and varied.
She looked about with pleasure, smiling joyfully.
What pleasure would it bring if he drank from her while making love to her?
I understand pleasure, not happiness.
The whole reason he'd avoided her was because of Wynn's warning – pleasure kills – a reminder that Deidre's tumor was connected to her emotions.
"I take pleasure in knowing you can't sense me anymore, love," he replied with a half-smile.
It's a pleasure, sir.
"My pleasure," she responded with equal sincerity.
If she could just have both … Jule groaned, not out of pleasure but pain.
"It's a pleasure, ikira," Dustin said and held out his hand to her, palm up.
Added to it was the pleasure of seeing Cynthia, after all she'd undergone, so utterly enjoying the day.
She'd taken great pleasure in stuffing it there.
Jackson proceeded to pleasure her in ways she had never experienced, asking nothing of her.
And believe me on my honour that to me personally it would be a pleasure to hand over the supreme command of the army into the hands of a better informed and more skillful general--of whom Austria has so many--and to lay down all this heavy responsibility.
I am not considering my own pleasure and I won't allow it to be said!
"Here it is!" thought he, seizing the staff of the standard and hearing with pleasure the whistle of bullets evidently aimed at him.
"Done for!" repeated Dolokhov as if the utterance of these words afforded him pleasure, and he went quickly up to the prisoners, who were surrounded by Cossacks who had hurried up.
"It's a pleasure, Yully," the younger of the two men said.
This time, there was a combination of distant pain and pleasure as he bit her that almost pierced the hazy dream.
She cried out, body convulsing under waves of pleasure intense enough to push her towards unconsciousness.
Since you are demon now, there is pleasure in it for you.
After the initial shock, she felt the pleasure, warm and hot, burning and mixing with the pain.
She wiped her face, afraid to let herself feel pleasure in the warm body pressed against hers on such a cold night.
He was a great admirer of Dean Swift, and took pleasure in sending him presents of game.
So you see, I had a foretaste of the pleasure which I hope some day to have of visiting Florence.
Why, I use speech constantly, and I cannot begin to tell you how much pleasure it gives me to do so.
For the first time since my entrance into Radcliffe I had the opportunity to make friends with all my classmates...
You are a Madame de Genlis and nothing more" (this nickname, bestowed on Vera by Nicholas, was considered very stinging), "and your greatest pleasure is to be unpleasant to people!
She took a pair of pear-shaped ruby earrings from her huge reticule and, having given them to the rosy Natasha, who beamed with the pleasure of her saint's-day fete, turned away at once and addressed herself to Pierre.
What the diplomatic matter might be he did not care, but it gave him great pleasure to prepare a circular, memorandum, or report, skillfully, pointedly, and elegantly.
Mademoiselle Bourienne, too, seemed passionately fond of the boy, and Princess Mary often deprived herself to give her friend the pleasure of dandling the little angel--as she called her nephew--and playing with him.
"If you will do me the honor of calling on me on Wednesday," he added, "I will, after talking with Magnitski, let you know what may interest you, and shall also have the pleasure of a more detailed chat with you."
He recognized her, guessed her feelings, saw that it was her debut, remembered her conversation at the window, and with an expression of pleasure on his face approached Countess Rostova.
So they went through their memories, smiling with pleasure: not the sad memories of old age, but poetic, youthful ones--those impressions of one's most distant past in which dreams and realities blend--and they laughed with quiet enjoyment.
After all, you must understand that besides your pleasure there is such a thing as other people's happiness and peace, and that you are ruining a whole life for the sake of amusing yourself!
She not merely avoided all external forms of pleasure--balls, promenades, concerts, and theaters--but she never laughed without a sound of tears in her laughter.
Denisov, dissatisfied with the government on account of his own disappointments in the service, heard with pleasure of the things done in Petersburg which seemed to him stupid, and made forcible and sharp comments on what Pierre told them.
If Deidre found pleasure in funnel cakes and warm socks, she found utter ecstasy in Gabriel's arms.
He didn't treat her as an outlet for his own release but as a partner on a sensual journey, one where pleasure was a gift as much as a reward.
It was harder and harder to justify not yielding to his arrangement, if only for the pleasure of his body.
He shared his need and pleasure with someone else for the first time in his life.
Just the pleasure of killing me.
"Pleasure, Katie," Kiki managed before returning his gaze to his PDA.
"It would be my pleasure to show you around," he said and held out his arm.
The icicles are prison bars on our windows, trapping us, prisoners to this life of sin and degradation...
Well, I guess it wasn't all pleasure, but still—it must have been electrifying!
Jackson stood at one of the cabinets and asked, "What's your pleasure Ma'am?"
We were sadly in the way, but that did not interfere with our pleasure in the least.
But they were so happy and contented that I lost all sense of pain in the pleasure of their companionship.
Discouragement and weariness cast me down frequently; but the next moment the thought that I should soon be at home and show my loved ones what I had accomplished, spurred me on, and I eagerly looked forward to their pleasure in my achievement.
The prattle of the little ones and their pleasure in the stories I told them of elf and gnome, of hero and wily bear, are pleasant things to remember.
Another pleasure, which comes more rarely than the others, is going to the theatre.
I was much disappointed not to see her, but I hope I shall have that pleasure some other time.
I have read "Le Medecin Malgre Lui," a very good French comedy by Moliere, with pleasure; and they say I speak French pretty well now, and German also.
But what I consider my crown of success is the happiness and pleasure that my victory has brought dear Teacher.
It gives me great pleasure to hear how much is being done for the deaf-blind.
However, I am glad that I am not debarred from all pleasure in the pictures.
We clapped our hands and shouted;--went away beaming with pleasure, and Teacher and I felt more light of heart than we had for sometime.
I do not doubt that she derived from them much pleasure and not a little profit.
When her fingers light upon words she knows, she fairly screams with pleasure and hugs and kisses me for joy, especially if she thinks she has me beaten.
She was delighted, and showed her pleasure by hugging and kissing the little fellow, which embarrassed him very much.
But it hardly seems possible that any mere words should convey to one who has never seen a mountain the faintest idea of its grandeur; and I don't see how any one is ever to know what impression she did receive, or the cause of her pleasure in what was told her about it.
The flowers did not seem to give her pleasure, and she was very quiet while we stayed there.
Helen certainly derives great pleasure from the exercise of these senses.
Let us lead them during the first years to find their greatest pleasure in Nature.
It is not necessary that a child should understand every word in a book before he can read with pleasure and profit.
Their pleasure charmed away King Frost's anger, and he, too, began to admire the painted trees, and at last he said to himself, My treasures are not wasted if they make little children happy.
Their pleasure banished the anger from King Frost's heart and the frown from his brow, and he, too, began to admire the painted trees.
I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
Shall we forever resign the pleasure of construction to the carpenter?
I have made some sacrifices to a sense of duty, and among others have sacrificed this pleasure also.
And every few years a new lot is laid down and run over; so that, if some have the pleasure of riding on a rail, others have the misfortune to be ridden upon.
To be intoxicated by a single glass of wine; I have experienced this pleasure when I have drunk the liquor of the esoteric doctrines.
The little princess went round the table with quick, short, swaying steps, her workbag on her arm, and gaily spreading out her dress sat down on a sofa near the silver samovar, as if all she was doing was a pleasure to herself and to all around her.
This unfortunate fete at the ambassador's deprives me of a pleasure, and obliges me to interrupt you.
The princess is too kind to wish to deprive me of the pleasure of spending the evening with you.
"I had not the pleasure of seeing you," said Prince Andrew, coldly and abruptly.
"I bestow it with pleasure," said Napoleon.
I know and understand what a spice that would add to the pleasure of deceiving me, if it really were true.
"What does harm to another is wrong," said Pierre, feeling with pleasure that for the first time since his arrival Prince Andrew was roused, had begun to talk, and wanted to express what had brought him to his present state.
"I have the pleasure of being already acquainted, if the countess remembers me," said Prince Andrew with a low and courteous bow quite belying Peronskaya's remarks about his rudeness, and approaching Natasha he held out his arm to grasp her waist before he had completed his invitation.
Berg explained so clearly why he wanted to collect at his house a small but select company, and why this would give him pleasure, and why though he grudged spending money on cards or anything harmful, he was prepared to run into some expense for the sake of good society--that Pierre could not refuse, and promised to come.
"It is long since we had the pleasure..." began the countess, but Prince Andrew interrupted her by answering her intended question, obviously in haste to say what he had to.
"You know it is my greatest pleasure," said Natasha.
A smile of pleasure never left Natasha's face.
"You're a scoundrel and a blackguard, and I don't know what deprives me from the pleasure of smashing your head with this!" said Pierre, expressing himself so artificially because he was talking French.
It seemed to Boris that it gave the Emperor pleasure to utter these words.
Davout allowed himself that pleasure when Balashev was brought in.
Davout glanced at him silently and plainly derived pleasure from the signs of agitation and confusion which appeared on Balashev's face.
And since it had to be so, Nicholas Rostov, as was natural to him, felt contented with the life he led in the regiment and was able to find pleasure in that life.
To ride this horse was a pleasure to him, and he thought of the horse, of the morning, of the doctor's wife, but not once of the impending danger.
Natasha unconsciously felt this delicacy and so found great pleasure in his society.
Count Rostov's mouth watered with pleasure and he nudged Pierre, but Pierre wanted to speak himself.
As he went along he looked with pleasure at the year's splendid crop of corn, scrutinized the strips of ryefield which here and there were already being reaped, made his calculations as to the sowing and the harvest, and asked himself whether he had not forgotten any of the prince's orders.
'What pleasure is there to be' is not Russian!
All that was done around her and to her at this time, all the attention devoted to her by so many clever men and expressed in such pleasant, refined ways, and the state of dove-like purity she was now in (she wore only white dresses and white ribbons all that time) gave her pleasure, but her pleasure did not cause her for a moment to forget her aim.
(At the mention of the chiffonier and dressing table Berg involuntarily changed his tone to one of pleasure at his admirable domestic arrangements.)
Nicholas also noticed that look and, as if understanding it, flushed with pleasure and began to kiss the boy with good natured playfulness.
What "still the same" might mean Princess Mary did not ask, but with an unnoticed glance at little seven-year-old Nicholas, who was sitting in front of her looking with pleasure at the town, she bowed her head and did not raise it again till the heavy coach, rumbling, shaking and swaying, came to a stop.
Pierre had evoked the passionate affection of the Italian merely by evoking the best side of his nature and taking a pleasure in so doing.
Pierre's confusion was not reflected by any confusion on Natasha's part, but only by the pleasure that just perceptibly lit up her whole face.
In Pierre's presence his face always shone with pleasure and he flushed and was breathless when Pierre spoke to him.
Knowing that Natasha asked nothing for herself, and gave him commissions for others only when he himself had offered to undertake them, he now found an unexpected and childlike pleasure in this purchase of presents for everyone in the house, and never forgot anything.
Is it for my own pleasure that I am at the farm or in the office from morning to night?
One of the minions in Betsy's organization had arranged for a pleasure car for her weekend, courtesy of her boss who felt guilty for her frequent out of town travel.
Jonny was on a low, flat rock, making love to a woman writhing in pleasure beneath him.
The brief pain turned quickly into pleasure intense enough that she began panting, her hands roaming his body.
One of his nails scratched her rhythmically, sending small streaks of pleasure through her.
"For my pleasure, not theirs," he replied, unconcerned.
He related his tale of woe while enjoying the never-ending pleasure of seeing the woman he loved in various stages of nakedness.
"She's going to be his wife," Cynthia answered with no pleasure in her voice.
While Dean felt foolish, he couldn't help feeling a tickle of pleasure as hundreds of people clapped and cheered as they passed.
They were the kind of fangs a man fantasized about, not too large to cause damage but sharp enough to offer an exquisite combination of pleasure and pain if she nipped him.
"Business or pleasure?" he asked.
Gabe realized she was coming to see him for pleasure, not business this time.
"Oh, god, Katie…" His voice was hoarse, a mix of pleasure and horror.
I saw her, naked, after you two...had your pleasure together.
A wave of unimaginable pleasure coursed through her entire body.
In the pleasure of doing this, I did not stop to look at my own gifts; but when I was ready for them, my impatience for the real Christmas to begin almost got beyond control.
The treasures of a new, beautiful world were laid at my feet, and I took in pleasure and information at every turn.
This was the surprise--I was to have the pleasure of taking my dear teacher to see Niagara Falls!...
I had known about them for a long time; but I had never thought that I should see them, and talk to them; and I can scarcely realize now that this great pleasure has been mine!
It was evident that Kutuzov himself listened with pleasure to his own voice.
* "This is a pleasure one gets in camp, Prince."
The smile of pleasure never left his face.
To remember her gave him pleasure, and when his comrades, hearing of his adventure at Bogucharovo, rallied him on having gone to look for hay and having picked up one of the wealthiest heiresses in Russia, he grew angry.
"I had the pleasure," replied Prince Andrew, "not only of taking part in the retreat but of losing in that retreat all I held dear--not to mention the estate and home of my birth--my father, who died of grief.
He ordered the portrait to be carried outside his tent, that the Old Guard, stationed round it, might not be deprived of the pleasure of seeing the King of Rome, the son and heir of their adored monarch.
"But for you and me, old fellow, it's time to drop these amenities," continued Dolokhov, as if he found particular pleasure in speaking of this subject which irritated Denisov.
"It's a pleasure to talk to a man like that; he is not like our provincials," he would say.
But instead of being greeted with pleasure as she had expected, at his first glance at her his face assumed a cold, stiff, proud expression she had not seen on it before.
These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
He eased into her body at first then made love to her hungrily, relentlessly pushing her deeper into the haze of pleasure and desire, until she arched beneath him, her body on the verge of shattering.
She shuddered at the pleasure-pain.
The pain melted into hot pleasure once again, and she closed her eyes as he fed long and hard.
The pain soon turned to pleasure, and she melted against him.
The eighth and largest group, which in its enormous numbers was to the others as ninety-nine to one, consisted of men who desired neither peace nor war, neither an advance nor a defensive camp at the Drissa or anywhere else, neither Barclay nor the Emperor, neither Pfuel nor Bennigsen, but only the one most essential thing--as much advantage and pleasure for themselves as possible.
I'm sure some trusting farm folk will leave a door unlocked or a window open for my pleasure, for my endless possibilities.
Ogling a spouse couldn't be a sin – especially when he derived such obvious pleasure from it.
Wynn's information – pleasure kills – was still an issue.
The commander-in-chief made a sign that the men should continue to march at ease, and he and all his suite showed pleasure at the sound of the singing and the sight of the dancing soldier and the gay and smartly marching men.
Sometimes it seemed to him that other people were all as pleased as he was himself and merely tried to hide that pleasure by pretending to be busy with other interests.
Overwhelmed by the pleasure, Deidre bit him hard enough that she tasted him.
She greeted the room full of people with apprehension, her interaction with his sisters with pleasure, her introduction to the clan leaders and her position of master battle planner with both excitement and awe.
The implication is that any time they nursed, they felt pain as well, to learn at an early age that there is no pleasure to be had in life without pain.
I believe they gave me more pleasure than anything else at the Fair: they were so lifelike and wonderful to my touch.
When they understood that order the servants set to work at this new task with pleasure and zeal.