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Max A., U.S. dentist, 1903-1965. See: Pleasure curve.
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[L. placere, to please]
The feeling of being delighted or pleased.
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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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Harry Simon held the WBO title at light-middle and middleweight, but has been held at Her Majesty's pleasure since 2002 following his part in a fatal automobile accident.
Judge Murphy ordered Kauser, 18, of Tinsley, Sheffield, to be Detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure for a minimum of 14 years.
The Law Lords, the highest court in the land, called almost three years ago for a new policy to be drawn up to ensure periodic reviews for young offenders detained at Her Majesty's pleasure.
The Liberal Democrats believe that it is crucial that prisoners learn new skills, but it is madness that the Labour government is providing them with student grants for food and rent when they're already being looked after at Her Majesty's pleasure. This simply reinforces the view that the Labour government is losing its way.
These convicted criminals are returning to their cells at the end of each shift, at Her Majesty's pleasure - and they do so with no food, accommodation or travel problems to concern them.
The pair go public as Kat (right) comes back from her hols (at Her Majesty's Pleasure).
Having been sentenced to six months at Her Majesty's pleasure, there is no way he should have been let near a hospital again.
While detained at Her Majesty's pleasure, you can earn money for treats like note- paper, chocolates and tobacco that make incarceration easier.
And no more play-acting - unless it's at court at her majesty's pleasure.' With which he limped off through the anteroom in his crab-like gait, leaving Nick to run the gauntlet of curious stares and smothered laughter as he made his way through the press.
For his ATTACK on a 5ft, 63-year-old widower, King has rightly been given not so much a short, sharp SHOCK - but a lifetime to reflect on his actions at her majesty's pleasure.
Strange, she seems to take exception to him being a villain who's just served a 10-year stretch at Her Majesty's pleasure, terrorises the locals and deals in stolen booze and dodgy banknotes with Billy Mitchell.
Yesterday he began his 58th stay at Her Majesty's pleasure after being found guilty of two more burglaries.