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1) amuse. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...To occupy in an agreeable or pleasing way: divert, entertain, recreate, regale. See EXCITE....

2) amuse 1, amused. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The verb amuse combines with by and with: He amused her by doing card tricks. She was amusing the crowd with her antics. The participial adjective combines with at:...

3) amuse 2, bemuse. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...only meaning these words have in common, and even there they are not quite synonyms. With amuse the sense is to entertain, to occupy with pleasant things, whereas...

4) amuse. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...or entertaining fashion. 2. To cause to laugh or smile by giving pleasure: I was not amused by his jokes. 3. Archaic To delude or deceive. Middle English, from Old...

5) Hold One in Hand (To). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...To amuse in order to get some advantage. The allusion is to horses held in hand or under command of the driver. 1...

6) bemuse. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See AMUSE (2). 1...

7) 44264. Pileggi, Nicholas. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:44264 QUOTATION:I'm funny how? I mean funny like I'm a clown, like I amuse you? I make you laugh, like I'm here to fuckin' amuse you? ATTRIBUTION:Nicholas...

8) 5429. Evelyn Waugh. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations. 1988
...NUMBER: 5429 AUTHOR: Evelyn Waugh QUOTATION: We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. ATTRIBUTION: Forbes 12 May 80...

9) Saltarello. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
..."le fils de la Folie et de Pulcinello." A supposititious Italian dancer, sent to amuse Bettina in the court of the Grand Duke Laurent. Bettina was a servant on a...

10) 44839. Pope, Alexander. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:44839 QUOTATION:Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage,And beads and prayer-books are the toys of age:Pleased with this bauble still, as that before;'Till...

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