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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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Moyle takes pleasure in his ability as a deipnosophist.
Thomas says that, as a theologian, he thinks the secret is that both are loved by God and that God takes pleasure in their marriage.
A young pugilist, Frank is a bully who takes pleasure in intimidating others in and out of the ring.
She plays a sadistic dentist who takes pleasure in making her patients suffer - before she meets an untimely death and punishment.
One of the group's founders, From takes pleasure in recalling that in 1980, the Democratic Party's platform included a crime plank denouncing excessive police brutality, an education agenda focusing on social concerns, and billions in job programs and public investment.
As humanists, it is our inherent responsibility to denounce atrocities perpetrated in the name of a cruel nonexistent God who takes pleasure in torturing and enslaving humanity
She also takes pleasure in planning field trips and hosting parties.
Punjab Safe Cities Authority takes pleasure in sharing its Integrated Command, Control and Communication Centre's (IC3) Performance Review for the month of March 2018.
Washington, July 29 ( ANI ): Everyone takes pleasure in something or the other and now scientists have found that there is a reason behind the art of enjoying life.
Martin is a cold and ruthless man of violence who takes pleasure at the pain of others.