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.
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.
And indeed everybody in the room looked with a smile of pleasure at the jovial old gentleman, who standing beside his tall and stout partner, Marya Dmitrievna, curved his arms, beat time, straightened his shoulders, turned out his toes, tapped gently with his foot, and, by a smile that broadened his round face more and more, prepared the onlookers for what was to follow.
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.
His hitherto puckered brow became smooth as a sign of pleasure, and with a slight smile he began to examine his nails.
The Guards had made their whole march as if on a pleasure trip, parading their cleanliness and discipline.
"Here it is!" thought he, seizing the staff of the standard and hearing with pleasure the whistle of bullets evidently aimed at him.
I know and understand what a spice that would add to the pleasure of deceiving me, if it really were true.
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.
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.
On Thursdays Princess Mary remembered with a mournful smile that she now had no one to write to, since Julie--whose presence gave her no pleasure was here and they met every week.
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.
Jonny was on a low, flat rock, making love to a woman writhing in pleasure beneath him.
A pleasure, Oracle, Xander said and opened his eyes.
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.
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.
Deities ate for pleasure, not out of need.
"I take pleasure in knowing you can't sense me anymore, love," he replied with a half-smile.
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.
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.