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Max A., U.S. dentist, 1903-1965. See: Pleasure curve.


[L. placere, to please]
The feeling of being delighted or pleased.


Any enjoyable or agreeable emotion or sensation, to the pursuit of which most people, who are free to do so, devote their lives.
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She said: "After having the pleasure of seeing Live Theatre and Soho Theatre's last co-production A Walk-on Part, I was intrigued when I was approached to see if I would be interested in writing a short piece.
Having the pleasure of their company will make the night more meaningful as they have stories of their own from days and nights on the campaign and their leadership helped us take ownership of this moment.
AFTER having the pleasure of travelling between Manchester and Liverpool over the last two weeks by train for work, my opinion of the transport system can only be described as utter disgust.
Handled more brusquely from birth, he is a hardier individual, exercised frequently, often having the pleasure of an entire day loose on the hill.
SIR - After reading Hannah Jones's brilliant interview with Alison Moyet, and after having the pleasure of listening to her amazing new album Hometime, I decided to see formyself how this great singer had weathered after last seeing her in St David's Hall in 1987.
I've loved my 14 years as an MP and it's been an honour trying to help the people of Redcar, making policy decisions and working towards achieving a Labour government - and then having the pleasure in working in it.
Whether she will move into the same musical league as Debbie Harry (who Danni Minogue likened her to) or fall victim of the automatic 15 minutes of fame that come with The X Factor remains to be seen but after having the pleasure of interviewing her and watching her perform I hope she'll be around for quite some time.
Puffing on a cigar, Duchess driver Graham Massey, also 55, from Crewe, and a full-time EWS driver, says: "There is nothing I'd rather be doing on a Sunday than having the pleasure of driving this steam locomotive.
Proud dad said yesterday: "It's wonderful just looking at them and having the pleasure of holding them and feeling their soft little skin against yours.
Here at Oldfields we are firm believers in supporting local suppliers and I'm sure the customers will taste the difference as well as having the pleasure of knowing they are helping local businesses," says Bill.
WHILE having the pleasure of attending the 60th anniversary celebrations in Normandy, I was approached by an old soldier who recognised my Geordie accent.
While having the pleasure of attending the 60th anniversary celebrations in Normandy I was approached by an old soldier who recognised my Geordie accent.