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pleased Sentence Examples

  • I was pleased by his candor.

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  • I'm pleased she's helping you.

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  • She was pleased with anything which made a noise.

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  • He looked pleased with himself until he saw Carmen.

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  • Dean was pleased with the opportunity.

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  • He was pleased with himself.

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  • I am pleased that she turned out the way you wished.

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  • Pleased that one thing was going right, Damian tucked the phone away.

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  • I had one gift which especially pleased me.

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  • Then he added, You should be pleased, not looking like your dog just died.

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  • That pleased smile was on his lips again and his eyes held a glint of humor.

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  • While he was pleased that Bird Song was starting the day on a pleasant note, the knot in his stomach remained to remind him of their pending trip to the mine.

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  • They were the entrance examinations for Harvard College; so I feel pleased to think I could pass them.

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  • Cynthia was super pleased to hear her son's voice, but her mood changed abruptly when he blurted out the news.

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  • I had read of the potter's clay and wheel in Scripture, but it had never occurred to me that the pots we use were not such as had come down unbroken from those days, or grown on trees like gourds somewhere, and I was pleased to hear that so fictile an art was ever practiced in my neighborhood.

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  • King Astyages did not know whether to be pleased or displeased.

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  • With this object he intended to meet the regiment; so the worse the condition it was in, the better pleased the commander- in-chief would be.

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  • I replaced the bull last year to prevent inbreeding, but I've been pleased with the offspring.

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  • Jule prepared himself, pleased to hear the sound of a car starting in the garage.

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  • It was also apparent that she was pleased about their discord.

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  • I am not pleased by these mortal plants.

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  • If the will of every man were free, that is, if each man could act as he pleased, all history would be a series of disconnected incidents.

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  • "I'm pleased you got along with Martha well enough "I feel sorry Howie, for getting stuck with the lab room, but in general he seems in good humor, considering his condition."

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  • I'm just pleased to have someone interested in what I do.

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  • "Was she pleased?" he asked.

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  • When I spoke with him later, he was pleased with his results.

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  • It pleased me doubly; to show off my fiancée and escape the rush of August in New York.

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  • The Deans just smiled, pleased at sharing part of their beautiful world.

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  • She was so pleased by praise from this brilliant beauty that she blushed with pleasure.

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  • The Empress Elisabeth, however, when asked what instructions she would be pleased to give--with her characteristic Russian patriotism had replied that she could give no directions about state institutions for that was the affair of the sovereign, but as far as she personally was concerned she would be the last to quit Petersburg.

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  • I would like to feel a parrot talk, it would be so much fun! but I would be pleased with, and love any little creature you send me.

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  • I am pleased you feel that way.

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  • This expression on his face pleased Natasha.

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  • Slowly her gaze lifted to lips, which were curved in a pleased smile that enlarged until it activated the dimple below his eye.

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  • Quinn didn't look pleased but he handed her the spatula and started for the door.

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  • When the count returned, Natasha was impolitely pleased and hastened to get away: at that moment she hated the stiff, elderly princess, who could place her in such an embarrassing position and had spent half an hour with her without once mentioning Prince Andrew.

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  • Many of my friends would be well pleased if I would take two or even one course a year, but I rather object to spending the rest of my life in college....

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  • He sounded pleased once more.

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  • Damian suspected what kind of hell Dusty had been through and was pleased to see his trusted friend looking good.

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  • It was theirs to do with as they pleased and they chose to give it to you.

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  • He sprinted, geared down, and just lolled along, experimenting with his body's reaction to the various phases and ultimately pleased with its response to his multiple tests.

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  • A very simple thought occurred to him: What does it matter to me or to Bitski what the Emperor was pleased to say at the Council?

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  • I don't know if the sun will shine on a long term relationship but Betsy is pleased to baby sit Molly while the romance dance is orchestrated.

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  • The caliph was so well pleased with these jewels that he bought them and paid the merchant a large sum of money.

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  • This expression evidently pleased him.

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  • Because it pleased me to do so.

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  • "I'm pleased to meet you," said Miss Molly as she shook each of our hands in turn.

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  • On his way to the aunt he bowed to the little princess with a pleased smile, as to an intimate acquaintance.

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  • Were you pleased by our rather gruesome discovery?

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  • Some of the children were pleased, and some were not.

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  • This pleased her very much and stimulated her ambition to excel Percy.

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  • The captain was so naively and good-humoredly gay, so real, and so pleased with himself that Pierre almost winked back as he looked merrily at him.

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  • "You see, dear man, this is not a sewing shop, and I had no proper tools; and, as they say, one needs a tool even to kill a louse," said Platon with one of his round smiles, obviously pleased with his work.

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  • Natasha was evidently pleased to be dealing with new people outside the ordinary routine of her life.

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  • He sounded pleased, unlike the moods he'd been in lately.

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  • Every one in the family prepared surprises for me, but what pleased me most, Miss Sullivan and I prepared surprises for everybody else.

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  • "Very pleased to see you, Prince," he said.

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  • The vamp didn't look pleased.

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  • Fitzgerald didn't look pleased.

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  • I was a hundred percent in favor and pleased Betsy agreed with me.

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  • The governor was much pleased with this answer.

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  • Nicholas too was greatly pleased by "Uncle's" playing, and "Uncle" played the piece over again.

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  • "Ah," said the Wizard; "I'm pleased to meet so distinguished a personage."

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  • How pleased the children will be and Mamma too!

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  • This habit of assimilating what pleased me and giving it out again as my own appears in much of my early correspondence and my first attempts at writing.

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  • Gerasim, being a servant who in his time had seen many strange things, accepted Pierre's taking up his residence in the house without surprise, and seemed pleased to have someone to wait on.

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  • Dean was more than pleased to hear his old friend's voice.

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  • I was pleased with the overall response and I think we collectively felt a modicum of relief.

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  • Yes, Howie was pleased as a kid with a new toy.

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  • Everything I found in books that pleased me I retained in my memory, consciously or unconsciously, and adapted it.

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  • He saw that Cyrus had a will of his own, and this pleased him very much.

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  • My dear Miss Carrie:--I was much pleased to receive your kind letter.

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  • She was pleased that Martha's bones now appeared to have a full name.

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  • She was most pleased to know her bones had been identified and the effort the Deans put forth to accomplish this was a further, if now unneeded, sign of their love.

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  • What for a long while specially surprised and delighted him were the women, young and healthy, without a dozen officers making up to each of them; women, too, who were pleased and flattered that a passing officer should joke with them.

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  • While I suppose we were pleased Howie was moving on, we dreaded the possible ramifications.

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  • Your letter is charming, and I am greatly pleased with it.

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  • "And what is she so pleased about?" thought Nicholas, looking at his sister.

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  • The commander of the militia was a civilian general, an old man who was evidently pleased with his military designation and rank.

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  • He will be pleased.

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  • In fact, he seemed pleased.

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  • The look on his face was anything but pleased.

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  • He said nothing but let his eyes do as they pleased.

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  • "You look pleased," Cynthia commented as she put out a third plate.

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  • She would be free to do as she pleased all day – after all the chores were done.

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  • scooter riders will be pleased to hear there is no stated maximum.

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  • I asked her if the little girl who had written about the new dress was particularly pleased with her dress.

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  • Pierre chimed in, pleased at the arrival of this reinforcement.

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  • Willarski felt dull in Orel and was pleased to meet a man of his own circle and, as he supposed, of similar interests.

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  • In lathing I was pleased to be able to send home each nail with a single blow of the hammer, and it was my ambition to transfer the plaster from the board to the wall neatly and rapidly.

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  • This pleased Rostov and he began talking about it, and as he went on became more and more animated.

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  • You are pleased, you've had a good time....

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  • While the Deans were pleased that Martha had confided in them about her gruesome discovery, her pending exit remained an ever-present pall that hung over the remainder of the evening like a chilly fog.

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  • You could sit up as late as you pleased, and, whenever you got up, go abroad without any landlord or house-lord dogging you for rent.

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  • A young officer of the Horse Guards, Kutuzov's orderly, pleased at the importance of the mission entrusted to him, went to Ermolov's quarters.

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  • If you are pleased enough about your victory, you will grant me leave to show you.

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  • He was pleased at the gratitude he received, but felt abashed at receiving it.

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  • "Vewy pleased, Pwince, to make your acquaintance!" he repeated again, smiling sadly, and he again pressed Prince Andrew's hand.

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  • Only Quinn seemed pleased with that result but when we tried to question him about it he refused to discuss the matter.

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  • Really very good! said Nicholas with some unintentional superciliousness, as if ashamed to confess that the sounds pleased him very much.

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  • Alondra stood by watching, her expression pleased.

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  • "Yep," he said, pleased.

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  • How would you like working with a slug who couldn't keep his hands off your boobs every time no one was looking and grabbed your ass whenever he damned well pleased?

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  • Instead of his usual pleased smile, he simply turned back to Jonathan.

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  • She turned at the familiar voice, pleased and surprised to see Megan, the Immortal warrior who befriended her and showed her around when she arrived to the castle several weeks before.

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  • She was pleased by the news, despite knowing none of his brothers remotely deserved to be saved.

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  • "In any case, I.m pleased to see you again, my friend," Kris said.

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  • Was she pleased to know her sister was joining our … family?

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  • "She pleased me, Ne'Rin, but she is not meant to be my nishani," he replied.

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  • It sounded very much like Evelyn was trying to tell her Romas could marry her off at his will when he pleased.

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  • He wasn't pleased with you for missing his farewell this morn.

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  • "They weren't pleased with your message about Qatwal," Ne'Rin assessed.

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  • That she took enough interest in him to ask after his injury pleased him.

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  • "I am pleased to learn I was wrong," he said in a quiet voice.

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  • I am pleased to hear from you.

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  • He was pleased to see it was nearly complete.

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  • Pleased to meet you, Donnie Ryland.

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  • "You bet," Fred answered, pleased with himself.

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  • I'm pleased you did.

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  • "I'm pleased you're both staying," Dean said.

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  • "Well," he said, "we're pleased you're staying a while longer."

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  • Dean was pleased, for both of the children.

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  • She was as pleased as they at her freedom to trot away the afternoon.

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  • I'm not sure Claire Quincy isn't just as pleased as Gladys.

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  • No, she still wasn't out of the woods, but everyone seemed pleased at her responses to date.

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  • They too were not pleased and, to Dean's chagrin, tracked the front hall with the remnants of the piss-poor shoveling job on the front walk.

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  • But she's so pleased Mr. Shipton is dead, it frightens me.

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  • He was pleased he'd accepted Fred's offer to stay away from Bird Song.

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  • Pleased to meet any friend of Donnie's and Bird Song.

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  • But I'm sure she was pleased he abided by her wishes and didn't betray her life to her family.

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  • The way her brow furrowed when she wasn't pleased with the canvas, then the expression of satisfaction when her brushes cooperated.

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  • It was the first time she had heard him call her that, and the tender smile on Mum's face made it clear that she was pleased.

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  • He nodded, clearly pleased by her reaction.

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  • She was pleased with the results, and so was Alex.

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  • He wouldn't be pleased if he knew she was riding up here alone now.

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  • His masters wouldn't be pleased if he came back with nothing.

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  • The tree deposited Deidre and Toby in a heap, and Toby sprung up, pleased with himself.  Katie looked at the tree in uneasy mistrust.  The trees of her world were alive, but this was something else.

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  • Mr. J. Cleary was safe to shack up with whomever he pleased, be it Pat Corbin or anyone else!

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  • Mrs. Lincoln seemed pleased to have a variety of music instead of straight country and western, partial as she was to good jazz—plus there were two laps to alternate when the patting on one slacked off.

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  • Then she added, I was pleased by the comments of that girl Cece Baldwin—how Jeff went out of his way to help her.

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  • Nevertheless, he was pleased.

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  • There was the Cece Baldwin busi­ness—you were a tad too pleased I discovered your anonymous thousand-dollar present to her.

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  • repositioning of the company which I am pleased to report is taking place with increasing momentum.

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  • This part of his life was in the hands of Fate, who would probably be pleased.

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  • Kiki and Tamer exchanged a look while Sasha seemed to be the only one pleased by the arrangement.

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  • Demons that could take on the forms of whatever human they pleased were rare, and Darkyn had hand-selected the one before him for this mission.  Impressed, he stood back and motioned the cowering Immortal in the corner forward.  The Immortal scientist, Ully, crept towards them, the chains around his feet rattling with each step.

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  • The difference, and sometimes complete contradiction, between men's opinions and their lives, and between one man and another, pleased him and drew from him an amused and gentle smile.

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  • Everyone was pleased to see Pierre, everyone wished to meet him, and everyone questioned him about what he had seen.

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  • The old ladies were pleased with the presents he brought them, and especially that Natasha would now be herself again.

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  • Both lost their wives to cancer and I think my father was a tad jealous but pleased our marriage made his friend and his daughter both so happy.

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  • "In that case you are very welcome!" cried all the servants, and it pleased the Wizard to note the respect with which the royal retainers bowed before him.

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  • Andrew did not speak; he was both pleased and displeased that his father understood him.

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  • "Thank you very much, Prince," answered one of the officers, pleased to be talking to a staff officer of such importance.

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  • Prince Andrew broke the silence with his abrupt voice, you were pleased to send me to Captain Tushin's battery.

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  • "I was never pleased at Bolkonski's engagement to Natasha," said the countess, "but I always wanted Nicholas to marry the princess, and had a presentiment that it would happen.

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  • And Pierre decided that the steward's proposals which had so pleased him were wrong and that he must go to Petersburg and settle his wife's affairs and must rebuild in Moscow.

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  • 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.

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  • And I'm pleased for Howie's sake.

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  • "I'm pleased you were willing to meet with me," I said as we alighted from my stolen car.

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  • Claire seemed pleased to be held by anyone, at least most of the time, but on occasion she'd let out a scream, loud enough to shake Howie from the past in spite of his near-soundproof basement room.

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  • My house never pleased my eye so much after it was plastered, though I was obliged to confess that it was more comfortable.

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  • God grant that the Corsican monster who is destroying the peace of Europe may be overthrown by the angel whom it has pleased the Almighty, in His goodness, to give us as sovereign!

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  • Pierre felt that he was the center of it all, and this both pleased and embarrassed him.

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  • But though Napoleon knew that de Beausset had to say something of this kind, and though in his lucid moments he knew it was untrue, he was pleased to hear it from him.

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  • Pleased with herself, she began to think being human wasn't going to be so hard.

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  • On first receiving the news, under the influence of indignation and resentment the Emperor had found a phrase that pleased him, fully expressed his feelings, and has since become famous.

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  • The worse everything became, especially his own affairs, the better was Pierre pleased and the more evident was it that the catastrophe he expected was approaching.

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  • This isn't exactly how I planned my proposal, but I think your mother is pleased.

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  • I think the kids are pleased.

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  • It would just be the four of them, and they all seemed pleased by that.

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  • Tim seemed genuinely pleased.

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  • Pleased to hear from the Guardian, she found herself smiling.

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  • He'd toned down his side of the conversation out of respect for her, not expecting to find her worth talking to and pleased when she was.

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  • The resignation in her tone sounded like a farewell.  Gabe studied her, uncertain what could stop Death from doing anything she pleased.  She was not only letting him go when she shouldn't, but she was telling him just how much time he had to get Katie out of the underworld.  Gabriel knew something was wrong if Death was turning her back on the duty of collecting souls, a duty she normally took such joy in.  She'd been unwilling to do that for him when their relationship had been at its peak.

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  • Hannah looked less than pleased, but Toby's face brightened.

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  • "Done," Death said, pleased.

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  • "Sounds like it's going well," Gabe said, truly pleased to see his friend, despite the poor timing.

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  • Dean located Sackler, who was less than pleased at getting a Saturday assignment of questionable worth.

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  • He'd be at the service next week and not to see if a missing man would turn up in veiled drag, but simply because Cynthia Byrne told him she'd be pleased with his presence.

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  • Her words pleased him as he cautioned her.

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  • The realtor's estimate of the value of the property pleased her.

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  • Then she added, I was pleased by the comments of that girl Cece Baldwin—how Jeff went out of his way to help her.

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  • He seemed pleased at that.

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  • However, he was pleased to keep up a fairly respectable pace, at least a few notches above the embarrassing level.

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  • It was warmer on Monday and Dean was pleased his body felt better than he expected.

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  • "Pleased to meet you, ma'am," Fred said as Betty pushed upright, a little too far, and waved a greeting.

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  • Dean could hear the smile in his voice, as if he was pleased.

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  • She looked neither surprised nor pleased to see him.

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  • There was the Cece Baldwin busi­ness—you were a tad too pleased I discovered your anonymous thousand-dollar present to her.

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  • She would be free to do as she pleased all day – after all the chores were done.

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  • His gaze traveled over her body, a pleased smile beginning.

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  • Once again it crossed her mind how pleased they would have been with Alex.

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  • Darian relaxed, pleased to see her genuinely laughing after their otherwise traumatic night.

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  • Claire appeared pleased, and he couldn't quite get over just how unconcerned she was with what she'd done to him.

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  • apart, and he could not help but recall he had not been atop a woman in far longer than he pleased.

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  • "Memon will be pleased with you," Taran was saying.

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  • "All but Sirian will be pleased," Hilden replied.

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  • Taran threw himself into the fight eagerly and was pleased when Allin joined him at his side.

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  • I'm pleased you'll care for my people.

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  • The rest of the night was theirs to spend as they pleased.

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  • Normally she would have welcomed the attention, but his expression was not pleased.

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  • It wasn't the first time he had made a remark that indicated he was less than pleased about the way she dressed.

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  • Apparently the arrangement pleased Destiny because she stopped crying when Carmen left her.

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  • Lately he doesn't seem so pleased.

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  • She woke in the hospital, Alex standing beside her, his expression anything but pleased.

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  • Whether he was pleased, upset or simply didn't care wasn't evident.

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  • When he came home to supper and found peach pie, baked chicken and all the trimmings, he might have been pleased, but his expression was more displeased when he saw her in a sundress.

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  • Was he pleased that Alex was making an effort to get along with her?

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  • Dad would tell Mom what she wanted to hear and then do exactly as he pleased.

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  • "Good," she said, pleased.

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  • He couldn't decide if he'd be pleased or disappointed if a woman with an impenetrable mind melted at his feet like every other woman.

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  • He was at a place in the industry where he did what he pleased.

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  • With so few remaining from his time, Xander was usually pleased to see the man responsible for killing any vamps Xander created.

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  • She was unusually pleased by the idea.

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  • The photographer was pleased, Xander suspicious.

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  • Xander wasn't pleased at all with the interaction.

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  • Xander glanced at the Original Human, who seemed genuinely pleased.

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  • "It goes to print next week," he added, clearly pleased.

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  • was well pleased with the arrangement, but the congress assigned Bouillon to the Netherlands.

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  • Briggs was greatly excited by Napier's invention and visited him at Merchiston in 1615, staying with him a whole month; he repeated his visit in 1616 and, as he states, "would have been glad to make him a third visit if it had pleased God to spare him so long."

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  • He seems, however, to have pleased his patron, Cromwell, and perhaps Henry, by his energy in seeing the king's "Great" Bible in English through the press in Paris.

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  • This sorting can occur spontaneously to a limited extent; while if we could carry it out as far as we pleased we might transform the whole of the heat of a body into work.

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  • This arrangement pleased King of neither of the relatives of the emperor; but his will Naples, now was law on the continent.

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  • Declining to appear, she was declared contumacious, and on the 23rd of May the archbishop gave judgment declaring the marriage null and void from the first, and so leaving the king free to marry whom he pleased.

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  • At Madrid he preached a sermon which pleased Prince Charles, afterwards Charles I., and the latter on his accession appointed Frewen one of his chaplains.

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  • These might sub-delegate the whole cause or any part of it as they pleased, ibid.

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  • He had also, by virtue of an ancient custom, the power of giving the first dish from the king's table to whatever poor person he pleased, or, instead of it, alms in money, which custom is kept up by the lord high almoner distributing as many silver pennies as the sovereign has years of age to poor men and women on Maundy Thursday.

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  • Their great chief, Te Kupe, first landed, they say, on Aotearoa, as they called the north island, and, pleased with his discovery, returned to Hawaiki to tell his fellow-countrymen.

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  • The American railways do not have to face this situation; but, after a long term of years, when they were allowed to do much as they pleased, they have now been brought sharply to book by almost every form of constituted authority to be found in the states, and they are suffering from increased taxation, from direct service requirements, and from a general tendency on the part of regulating authorities to reduce rates and to make it impossible to increase them.

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  • 2); "To do good and to communicate forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased" (Heb.

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  • Perfectly free from every engagement but those which his own tastes imposed, easy in his circumstances, commanding just as much society, and that as select, as he pleased, with the noblest scenery spread out at his feet, no situation can be imagined more favourable for the 2 In 1775 he writes to Holroyd: " I am still a mute; it is more tremendous than I imagined; the great speakers fill me with despair; the bad ones with terror."

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  • of Scotland, and in the same year he pleased Henry by the extraordinary expedition with which he crossed and recrossed the Channel on an errand connected with the king's proposal of marriage to Margaret of Savoy.

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  • The caliph summoned him into his presence, and was so much pleased with a poem of a thousand couplets, which Firdousi composed in his honour, that he at once received him into favour.

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  • Carteret was a profuse and popular lord lieutenant who pleased both the "English interest" and the native Irish.

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  • The chief merit of the latter work lies in its forty plates, whereon the heads and feet of many birds are indifferently figured .2 But, while the successive editions of Linnaeus's great work were revolutionizing natural history, and his example of precision in language producing excellent effect on scientific writers, several other authors were advancing the study of ornithology in a very different way - a way that pleased the eye even more than his labours were pleasing the mind.

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  • The views of neither of these systematizers pleased Temminck, who in 1817 replied rather sharply to Vieillot in some Observations sur la classification methodique des oiseaux, a pamphlet published at Amsterdam, and prefixed to the second edition m i nd.

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  • 2 The notion of the superiority of the palatal bones to all others for purposes of classification has pleased many persons, from the fact that these bones are not unfrequently retained in the dried skins of birds sent home by collectors in foreign countries, and are therefore available for study, while such bones as the sternum and pelvis are rarely preserved.

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  • Wagner's choice of subjects had from the outset shown an imagination far above that of any earlier librettist; yet he had begun with stories which could attract ordinary minds, as he dismally realized when the libretto of Der fliegende Hollander so pleased the Parisian wire-pullers that it was promptly set to music by one of their friends.

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  • It was kept in great state, and surrounded by a numerous train of officers and guards: when it fawned upon them it was supposed to be pleased with their proceedings; when it growled, it disapproved of the manner in which their government was conducted.

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  • The places to which colonies were to be sent were not specified (with the exception mentioned above), so that the commissioners would be able to sell wherever they pleased, and it was left to them to decide what was public or private property.

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  • But it probably pleased Mme de Stael to quite an equal degree that Napoleon should apparently put forth his power to crush her and fail.

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  • The act was unquestionably one of odious tyranny, but it is impossible not to ask why she had put herself within reach of it when her fortune enabled her to reside anywhere and to publish what she pleased.

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  • Thus men came to adopt from all systems the doctrines which best pleased them.

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  • The ceremony was combined with a procession, which, like the earlier transvectio, took place on the 15th of July, and at such other times as the emperor pleased.

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  • This project was stillborn and pleased no one.

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  • The new king was not fond of "boetry," but Queen Caroline was, and international jealousy was pleased at the thought of welcoming a distinguished exile from French illiberality.

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  • His brilliant personal courage, his amiability and his loyalty to the cause make him a very attractive figure, but a commander-in-chief of the Vendeans, who came and went as they pleased, had little real power or opportunity to display the qualities of a general.

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  • The citizens were so pleased at this unexpected occurrence that they willingly lent the king £¦000 in 1488, which he required for military preparations against France.

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  • Charles's demands by no means pleased the citizens, and the arrogance and violence of his soldiers led to riots in which they were assailed with stones in the narrow streets.

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  • From his power of assuming whatever shape he pleased Proteus came to be regarded, especially by the Orphic mystics, as a symbol of the original matter from which the world was created.

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  • Comte's Utopia has pleased the followers of the Catholic, just as little as those of the scientific, spirit.

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  • and their Japanese followers could be admirably and minutely accurate when they pleased; but too many of the latter were content to construct their pictures out of fragmentary reminiscences of ancient Chinese masterpieces, not presuming to see a rock, a tree, an ox, or a human figure, except through Chinese spectacles.

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  • Here again his moderation pleased neither party.

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  • When building a treasure-house for Hyrieus, the brothers fixed one of the stones in the wall so that they could remove it whenever they pleased, and from time to time carried off some of the treasure.

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  • This gave the new king much popularity with the mass of the people; while the educated classes were pleased by his removal of Frederick's ban on the German language by the admission of German writers to the Prussian Academy, and by the active encouragement given to schools and universities.

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  • Lenthall fell on his knees and replied: "May it please your Majesty, I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the House is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here."

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  • It is clear from the emperor's letters that in regard to nine out of ten of the matters which his anxious and deferential legate referred to him for his decision he would have been better pleased if the legate had decided them for himself.

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  • To be " pleased with nature " was, as Churchill wrote, in the Rosciad (1761),1 to be pleased with Garrick.

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  • This incident well illustrates the ground of his objection to the British system of patent law, which he looked upon as calculated to strifle invention and impede progress; the patentees in this case did not manage to make a practical success of their invention themselves, but the existence of prior patents was sufficient to turn him aside from a path which conducted him to valuable results when afterwards, owing to the expiry of those patents, he was free to pursue it as he pleased.

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  • He adopted them to a great extent, but with much discrimination, and he used his own judgment in latinizing when he pleased.

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  • He was not pleased when he heard that his uncle, Welf, had bequeathed his Italian and Swabian lands to the emperor, and the crisis came after Frederick's check before Alessandria in 1175.

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  • Lord Melbourne sought to effect this by a clause introduced in a naturalization bill; but he found himself obliged to drop the clause, and to leave the queen to confer what precedence she pleased by letters-patent.

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  • It was the first visit ever paid by a king of France to a sovereign of England, and Louis Philippe was much pleased at receiving the Order of the Garter.

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  • The queen was greatly pleased and touched.

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  • Here he wrote La Nouvelle Heloise; here he indulged in the passion which that novel partly represents, his love for Madame d'Huodetot, sister-in-law of Madame d'Epinay, a lady young and amiable, but plain, who had a husband and a lover (St Lambert), and whom Rousseau's devotion seems to have partly pleased and partly annoyed.

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  • In these proceedings there was no semblance of respect for law or justice, the Lords yielding (4th of January 1645) to the menaces of the Commons, who arrogated to themselves the right to declare any crimes they pleased high treason.

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  • Henrietta Maria was well pleased to become a patroness of so holy a work, especially as she was not asked to take any personal trouble in the matter.

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  • Pleasure is strictly nothing more than the state of being pleased, and hedonism the theory that man's chief good consists in acting in such a way as to bring about a continuous succession of such states.

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  • dear Mr Smith, I am much pleased with your performance, and the perusal of it has taken me from a state of great anxiety.

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  • Edward Wright died, as has been mentioned, in 1615, and his son, Samuel Wright, in the preface states that his father " gave much commendation of this work (and often in my hearing) as of very great use to mariners "; and with respect to the translation he says that " shortly after he had it returned out of Scotland, it pleased God to call him away afore he could publish it."

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  • In a letter to Archbishop Usher, dated Gresham House, March lc), 1615, he wrote, " Napper, lord of Markinston, hath set my head and hands a work with his new and admirable logarithms. I hope to see him this summer, if it please God, for I never saw book which pleased me better, or made me more wonder.'

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  • serfage, and allowed to sell their labour as they pleased; they were, however, to a great extent kept in villages or settlements, compelled to cultivate landwhich they held for their life only, and strictly controlled by the friars or the priests.

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  • After several strong appeals and counter-appeals to the British government, the Canadian parliament was allowed to deal as it pleased with the question, with the result that the Reserves were completely secularized in 1854, provision being made for the life-interest of the beneficiaries at the time.

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  • 1152 b 35 seq., 115 4 b 15 seq.); and in the latter definition the thing (avroi), whose " motion, that is activity " is spoken of, is the part of the soul with which we feel pleased.

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  • 7, 431 a 10-12), being pleased and pained are defined by him as acting TO (ivepyeiv) by a sensitive mean in relation to good or evil as such.

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  • So generally, the references backwards and forwards, and the cross-references, are really evidences that Aristotle mainly wrote his works not successively but simultaneously, and entered references as and when he pleased, because he had not published them.

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  • This feat so pleased the commanderin-chief that he empowered him to raise a regiment of 2000 irregular horse, which became known to fame as Hodson's Horse, and placed him at the head of the Intelligence Department.

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  • Little control was exercised by the rulers of Kabul, and the country was administered by local chiefs or Afghan Sirdars very much as they pleased.

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  • Such is the excellence of his disposition that whatsoever happeneth that could not be helped, he is as cheerful and as well pleased as though the best thing possible had been done.

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  • Though the Scottish Churches Bill, the Unemployed Bill and the Aliens Bill were passed, a complete fiasco occurred over the redistribution proposals, which pleased nobody and had to be withdrawn owing to a blunder as to procedure; and though on the 17th of July a meeting of the party at the foreign office resulted in verbal assurances of loyalty, only two days later the government was caught in a minority of four on the estimates for the Irish Land Commission.

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  • The king was so pleased with the sermon that after it " he did most familiarly talk with him in a gallery."

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  • Having also succeeded in detaching part of the Shammar under Shlosh, he told the `Anaza he no longer needed their help. In the futile attempt of the three parties to dislodge the `Anaza Shlosh lost his life; but with the help of the Zubeid the other two succeeded, and Sufug was now supreme "King of the Steppe," levying blackmail as he pleased.

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  • ° " Thursday, June 24th: His Majesty was pleased to confer the honour of knights banneret on the following flag officers and commanders under the royal standard, who kneeling kissed hands on the occasion: Admirals Pye and Sprye; Captains Knight, Bickerton and Vernon," Gentleman's Magazine (1773) xliii.

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  • His holy temple") is rendered "Jehovah was pleased to cause His Shekinah to dwell," &c. "To see" God is similarly paraphrased.

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  • By recent systematists 5 genera and from 50 to 60 species of the family are recognized; but the characters of the former have never been satisfactorily defined, much less those of numerous subdivisions which it has pleased some writers to invent.

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  • Torrane was a man of sense and he pleased me much."

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  • The sort of knowledge he got there pleased him much more.

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  • Whether or not, as it is said, before the Council of Lateran in 1180, a man could have given his tithes to any church or monastery that he pleased, at any rate since that time, with the division of dioceses into parishes, they now of common right belong to the church Acts.

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  • A hundred pounds were paid him for the copyright, and the purchasers had great cause to be pleased with their bargain, for the book was Rasselas, and it had a great success.

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  • The most enlightened Scotsmen, with Lord Mansfield at their head, were well pleased.

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  • A political system which allowed the princes to do as they pleased was very much to their liking, and if they had followed their own impulse it is possible that they would never have placed a king over their country.

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  • The Hanoverian government, backed by the Frankfort diet, was still more successful in its warfare with the moderate reformers whom it was pleased to treat as revolutionists; and in Austria the feudalists so completely gained the upper hand that on the 18th of August 1855 the government signed a concordat, by which the state virtually submitted itself to the control of the church.

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  • been succeeded by his son Francis His popular and designation of " our good Kaiser Franz " this monarch Metter- owed to a certain simplicity of address and bonhomie °ich' which pleased the Viennese, certainly not to his serious qualities as a ruler.

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  • Earlier tyrants were well pleased to be spoken of as kings; but no earlier rulers of Sicily put either their heads or their names on the coin.

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  • But this pleased him no better.

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  • If a surplus remained to the Caisse after making good such deficit the surplus was to be divided equally between the Caisse and the government; the government to be free to spend its share as it pleased, while the Caisse had to devote its share to the reduction of the debt.

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  • This person, proving incompetent, was deposed by a revolution of the Mamelukes on the 4th of December 1467, when the Atabeg Timurbogha was proclaimed with the title Malik al-Zahir, In a months time, however, there was another palace revolution, and the new Atabeg Kait Bey or Kaietbai (January 3tst, 1468) was proclaimed sultan, the dethroned Timurbogha being, however, permitted to go free whither he pleased.

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  • The evidences of this travel (which are really incontestable, though a small minority of critics still decline to admit them) consist of (1) some fine drawings, three of them dated 1494 and others undated, but plainly of the same time, in which Diirer has copied, or rather boldly translated into his own Gothic and German style, two famous engravings by Mantegna, a number of the "Tarocchi" prints of single figures which pass erroneously under that master's name, and one by yet another minor master of the North-Italian school; with another drawing dated 1495 and plainly copied from a lost original by Antonio Pollaiuolo, and yet another of an infant Christ copied in 1495 from Lorenzo di Credi, from whom also Diirer took a motive for the composition of one of his earliest Madonnas; (2) several landscape drawings done in the passes of Tirol and the Trentino, which technically will not fit in with any other period of his work, and furnish a clear record of his having crossed the Alps about this date; (3) two or three drawings of the costumes of Venetian courtesans, which he could not have made anywhere but in Venice itself, and one of which is used in his great woodcut Apocalypse series of 1498 (4) a general preoccupation which he shows for some years from this date with the problems of the female nude, treated in a manner for which Italy only could have set him the example; and (5) the clear implication contained in a letter written from Venice in 1506 that he had been there already eleven years before; when things, he says, pleased him much which at the time of writing please him no more.

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  • He was baptized by John, and as He came out of the water He had a vision of the opened heavens and the Holy Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him; and He heard a Voice saying, "Thou art My Son, the Beloved: in Thee I am well pleased."

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  • So far from representing man's righteousness as involving merit over against God, our author represents the greatest hero of Israel as declaring " Not for any virtue or strength of mine, but in His compassion and long-suffering was He pleased to call me " (xii.

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  • If he was pleased with a speech he then wrote it out for publication.

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  • When the news came to Rakka, where Harun was residing, not one of the ministers ventured to tell him, until at last a poet introduced it in a poem which pleased the monarch.

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  • One who feels pained or pleased, who feels hot or cold or resisting in touch, who tastes the flavoured, who smells the odorous, who hears the sounding, who sees the coloured, or is conscious, already believes that something sensible exists before conception, before inference, and before language; and his belief is true of the immediate object of sense, the sensible thing, e.g.

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  • that hot exists, cold exists, the pained exists, the pleased exists.

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  • When I feel pleased or pained, or when I use my senses to perceive a pressure, a temperature, a flavour, an odour, a colour, a sound, or when I am conscious of feeling and perceiving, I cannot resist the belief that something sensible is present; and this belief that something exists is already a judgment, a judgment of existence, and, so far as it is limited to sense without inference, a true judgment.

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  • In his dedication to the king he is pleased to state that Veremundus, a Spaniard by birth, was archdeacon of St Andrews, and that he wrote in Latin a history of Scotland from the origin of the nation to the reign of Malcolm III., to whom he inscribed his work.

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  • 181) that the ephors might put to death without trial as many of the perioeci as they pleased.

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  • His reign was inaugurated by the murder of his mother, and he was always under the dominion of favourites, male and female, who indulged his vices and conducted the government as they pleased.

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  • A singer who had pleased his hearers with a tale of adventure would be called on to tell them of earlier or later events in the career of the hero; and so the story would grow, until it included all that the poet knew from tradition, or could invent in harmony with it.

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  • Although the West was not pleased, the leaders of the slave-holding counties threatened secession.

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  • own best interests in the way that pleased them best.

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  • Hence the clergy were left to do as they pleased, so long as they respected the law of the land; and most of the modern collisions between Church and State have occurred on the debateable ground where their respective spheres overlap, over questions concerning education or the marriage-laws.

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  • Should enough free states be admitted into the Union to destroy the balance of power, the North would naturally gain a preponderance in the Senate, as it had in the House, and might, within constitutional limits, legislate as it pleased.

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  • Pleasure is nothing objective and objectively measurable: it is simply feeling pleased.

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  • He also took pleasure in smoking a pipe of tobacco; or, when he had a mind to divert himself somewhat longer, he looked for some spiders and made them fight together, or he threw some flies into the cobweb, and was so well pleased with the result of that battle that he would sometimes break into laughter" (Colerus).

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  • Even the revocation of the edict of Nantes and the dragonnades have been laid to her charge, but recent investigations have tended to show that in spite of ardent Catholicism, she at least opposed, if not very vigorously, the cruelties of the dragonnades, although she was pleased with the conversions they procured.

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  • With each of these local potentates the king could deal with as scant consideration as he pleased, always provided that he had the power or understood the art of making himself feared.

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  • The appointment greatly pleased the Persian court, and the shah lent a willing ear to his advocacy for the development of trade and commerce, construction of roads, abolition of various restrictions hampering Persian merchants, &c. The shah soon afterwards (May 26, i888) issued a proclamation assuring freedom of life and property to all his subjects, and (Oct.

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  • They were so pleased with the resources of the country that on.their return to Holland they represented to the directors of the company the great advantages that would accrue to the Dutch Eastern trade from a properly provided and fortified station of call at the Cape.

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  • On the whole, Hofmeyr and his friends were well pleased at having secured the co-operation of the " big Englander " Rhodes, or, as he was at one time called by Mr J.

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  • " It was a common saying that he could send away a person better pleased at receiving nothing than those in the good king his father's time that had requests granted them," 1 and his good-humoured tact and familiarity compensated for and concealed his ingratitude and perfidy and preserved his popularity.

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  • These small traits of amiability, however, which pleased his contemporaries, cannot disguise for us the broad lines of Charles's career and character.

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  • All, or almost all, the clever young men of the brilliant generation of 1830 passed under his influence; and, while he pleased the Romanticists by his frank appreciation of the beauties of English, German, Italian and Spanish poetry, he had not the least inclination to decry the classics - either the classics proper of Greece and Rome or the so-called classics of France.

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  • The great wealth which was passing into Chilean hands owing to these compacts created no little discontent in Bolivia, nor was Peru any better pleased with the hold that Chilean capital was establishing in the rich district of Tarapaca.

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  • Nevertheless her picture, painted by Holbein by the king's command (now in the Louvre, a modern copy at Windsor), pleased Henry and the marriage was arranged, the treaty being signed on the 24th of September 1539.

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  • When either of them dies it is necessary for the other to ascertain in whose body the celestial being whose outward form has been dissolved has been pleased again to incarnate himself.

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  • After the Restoration he returned to England and was favourably received and knighted by Charles II., who was "much pleased with his ingenious discourses," and who, it is said, intended to create him earl of Kilmore.

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  • But the prophets had delivered their prophecies under the inspiration of the world-creating angels: wherefore those who had their hope in him and in Helen minded them no more, and, as being free, did what they pleased; for men were saved according to his grace, but not according to just works.

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  • In 1207 Maurice Paganel constituted the inhabitants of Leeds free burgesses, granting them the same liberties as Robert de Lacy had granted to Pontefract, including the right of selling burgher land to whom they pleased except to religious houses, and freedom from toll.

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  • Each town (as did also the nobles) sent as many representatives as they pleased, but the nineteen members had only one vote each.

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  • Members of the household who were not directly responsible for the farms could look out for their livelihood as they pleased.

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  • 1846), which pleased Napoleon so much that he made its author professor at St Cyr.

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  • Some were pleased.

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  • They probably knew that he had written in praise of the indulgence of 1672, and therefore hoped that he might be equally pleased with the indulgence of 1687.

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  • "I think," he says, "that when I stand in Zion and before God, the highest thing that I shall look back upon will be that blessed morning of May when it pleased God to reveal to my wondering soul the idea that it was His nature to love a man in his sins for the sake of helping him out of them."

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  • It would add to my satisfaction if you would be pleased to let me know the long diameters of the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn, assigned by yourself and Mr Halley in your new tables, that I may see how the sesquialteral proportion fills the heavens, together with another small proportion which must be allowed for."

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  • At common law it appears to have been the right of the king to make a forest where he pleased, provided that certain legal formalities were observed.

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  • A party initiating proceedings could select any Brehon he pleased, if there were more than one in his district.

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  • The Conqueror was allowed for his lifetime to do as he pleased, since be was recognized as a true friend of the church.

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  • From 1107 onward Henry was freed from both the dangers which had threatened him in his earlier years, and was free to develop his policy as he pleased.

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  • And repeatedly, when they had Edward at their mercy and might have dictated what terms they pleased to him, they failed to rise to the situation.

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  • It was feared by some that Duke John might carry his ambitions so far as to, aim at the thronehe could do what he pleased with his doting father, and flaws might have been picked in the marriage of the Black Prince and his wife Joan of Kent, who were cousins, and therefore within the prohibited degrees.

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  • Courtenay dared not recommence them, and Lancaster ruled as he pleased till his father, five months later, died.

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  • The Scots crossed the Tweed, and Charless army was Scottish well pleased to fly before them.

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  • The nation, or at least so much of it as cared to read books or pamphlets on political subjects, was acknowledged to be the supreme judge, which must therefore be allowed to listen to what counsellors it pleased.

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  • Sometimes the majority shifted from side to side as the House was influenced by passing gusts of passion or sympathy, so that, as it was said at the time, no man could foretell one day what the House would be pleased to do on the next.

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  • Some fasted till three in the afternoon, and then took whatever they pleased.

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  • Accordingly in 1290 a statute was passed, Quia emptores, which allowed the tenant to alienate whenever he pleased, but the alienee or person to whom he granted was to hold the land not of the alienor but of the same immediate lord, and by the same services as the alienor held it before.

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  • He declared himself very well satisfied with this episode, but nothing in it can really have pleased him, not even the noise it made.

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  • The party most pleased with the change was the Radical; the party best served was Disraeli's.

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  • His company," she adds, " could not but be very desirable for us, and he had all the assurances we could give him of being always welcome; but, to make him easy in living with us, it was necessary he should do so on his own terms, which Sir Francis at last assenting to, he then believed himself at home with us, and resolved, if it pleased God, here to end his days as he did."

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  • Nobles and clergy might come in if they pleased, but it could do without them.

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  • The Commune could therefore extort what concessions it pleased.

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  • whether a man is pleased with hearing music, seeing prospects, tasting dainties, performing laudable actions, or making agreeable reflections," and again that by " general good " he means " quantity of happiness," to which " every pleasure that we do to our neighbour is an addition."

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  • At first he was vastly pleased with the city and court of Rome; but his satisfaction ere long turned to discontent, and he gave vent to his ill-humour in a venomous satire on the pope's treasurer, 1MIilliardo Cicala.

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  • Pleased with his success, the canons at Noyon gave him the curacy of St Martin de Marteville in September 1527.

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  • " The Irish of Connaught," says the Four Masters, " were not pleased at Clifford's death; ...

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  • The Mantuan peasant was grieved at the notion of his harvest being gathered by barbarian soldiers, and the Irishman could not be better pleased to see his destroyed.

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  • The " dissentient Liberals," as Gladstone always called them, were not converted by the abandonment of the Purchase Bill, and on the 7th of June 93 of them voted against the second reading, [From Anglo-Norman Invasion] of this movement was that tenants should offer what, , they were pleased to consider a fair rent, and if it was refused, should pay the money into the hands of a committee.

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  • They were pleased to believe that Euemerus " by hostorical research had ascertained that the gods were once but mortal men."

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  • Here also, however, the royal prerogatives were curtailed in course of time: from the period of the Persian wars the king lost the right of declaring war on whom he pleased, he was accompanied to the field by two ephors, and he was supplanted also by the ephors in the control of foreign policy.

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  • For a hundred years the great feudal lords had disposed of the crown as they pleased, handing it back an.d forward from one dynasty to another.

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  • was at last to become his own prime minister and to reign alone; but in reality he was more embarrassed than pleased by the responsibility incumbent upon him.

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  • Some were described as from sea to sea, and seven times a day, that is to say they could take him anywhere in the kings dominions from the Bay of Biscay to the Straits of Gibraltar, and change him as often as they pleased.

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  • Results like the above compared with those of the skeppist beekeeper of former days, who was well pleased with an average of 20 to 25 lb per hive, may be regarded as wonderful, but they are matters of fact.

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  • Like Proteus, he had the power of assuming any shape he pleased, which enabled him to win the love of Pomona.

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  • In the first place, Wilson could not have started sooner than he did; and in the second, even if he had been able to do so, it would have made no difference, as the rebels could have taken Khartum any time they pleased after the 5th of January, when the provisions were exhausted.

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  • Felipa turned a pleased smile on Carmen.

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  • It pleased me doubly; to show off my fiancée and escape the rush of August in New York.

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  • Howie was so pleased he promised to send us air fare, eliminating another arduous auto trip.

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  • I'm pleased you're giving me the opportunity to thank you.

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  • He seemed genuinely pleased with our general description of our newly created operation.

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  • She smiled, pleased to see him as pissy as she felt.

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  • Dean fixed his wife a sandwich and was pleased to see she was more herself as she chatted with the elderly man about various flowers and camera settings, all beyond Dean's comprehension or interest.

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  • She was pleased as punch that baseball had given her son four otherwise unaffordable years at prestigious and expensive Bucknell University but now the silly game was going to cause him to chuck the final year.

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  • The day was perfect for rolling the countryside and Dean was pleased his legs had a good memory of the long-absent tasks required of pedaling at seven thousand feet elevation.

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  • His only comment of note was that Patsy, while obviously exhausted, seemed especially cheerful— "pleased with herself" was how he'd described her.

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  • She seemed pleased, as if their remembered vow reinforced their commitment to her.

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  • Despite the words, Gabriel knew Tamer was pleased about Andre's return.

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  • Did he still think they were dysfunctional, or was he as pleased as she was?

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  • They took the IV off, so he had freedom to get up as he pleased, and apparently he did so frequently when she was gone.

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  • Was she pleased to know her sister was joining our … family?

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  • Whether he actually wanted that one was debatable, but he certainly acted pleased with it.

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  • We are committed to that end and are pleased that the Adapted Treaty will permit accession by new States Parties.

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  • And he was as pleased as punch, he really was, wee face all alight.

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  • The judge was an ex proud bandsman who was very pleased to see bands unite to make a stance in Airdrie.

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  • But it then pleased God to alter my prospects in life through my father's bankruptcy.

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  • Contact your fire brigade who will be pleased to help you.

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  • I'm very pleased at your success and I will buy a burgee when I get around