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plea·sure

hedonophobia.

Plea·sure

(ple'zhūr),
Max A., U.S. dentist, 1903-1965. See: Pleasure curve.

pleasure

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

pleasure

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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No populous city, with all the varieties of commerce and stately structures, could afford so much pleasure to my mind, as the beauties of nature I found here.
he would rather trust to casualties than to his own resolve--rather go on sitting at the feast, and sipping the wine he loved, though with the sword hanging over him and terror in his heart, than rush away into the cold darkness where there was no pleasure left.
Now, that idea would never have occurred to me; but then I am not encumbered with pleasures.
I look upon my writing as a graceful accomplishment which does not absorb but rather adds pleasure to existence.
Other losses, although not at first felt, tell heavily after a period: these are the want of room, of seclusion, of rest; the jading feeling of constant hurry; the privation of small luxuries, the loss of domestic society and even of music and the other pleasures of imagination.
Is not he who feels the pleasures of earth most keenly, sure to be attracted, soon or late, by the fruits of heaven?
Then the aspirant must not only be tested in those labours and dangers and pleasures which we mentioned before, but there is another kind of probation which we did not mention--he must be exercised also in many kinds of knowledge, to see whether the soul will be able to endure the highest of all, will faint under them, as in any other studies and exercises.
In Turkey he had got into a harem; in India he had hunted on an elephant, and now in Russia he wished to taste all the specially Russian forms of pleasure.
The quiet place, the pure air, and all the pleasure and beauties of spring, will restore you in a few days.
Her spirits still continued very high; but there was a flutter in them which prevented their giving much pleasure to her sister, and this agitation increased as the evening drew on.
Oh, your theories about life, your theories about love, your theories about pleasure.
Bennet, who had calculated on her daughters remaining at Netherfield till the following Tuesday, which would exactly finish Jane's week, could not bring herself to receive them with pleasure before.