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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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Michelle Glynne, (26), singled out the sensitive three-year-old and took pleasure in reducing him to tears by throwing food and toys at him, Wolverhampton Magistrates Court heard.
Kerry Baklash, 8, of Santa Clarita took pleasure in parading around the parking lot dressed as Count Dracula.
He took pleasure in summer games of horseshoes with friends and was a sports enthusiast.
One thing's for sure they took pleasure in terrorising people,''he said.
Only respondents in the West Country were more willing to share, with 100 per cent of those questioned saying they took pleasure in sharing.
That thing took pleasure in destroying my young life and never batted an eyelid.
This has been done by a group of people who took pleasure in inflicting pain on a poor, defenceless cat.
She took pleasure in time spent near the ocean, walking the beach and collecting shells.
Security man Alex MacDonald, who took pleasure closely guarding the jewels as they adorned Sybille's shapely rear said: "It sure beats chasing shoplifters.
She was a former teacher of 4H who took pleasure in painting, knitting and crochet.
She took pleasure in bowling and most enjoyed the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the United States and Europe.
He was a self-declared danger to children and took pleasure in inflicting pain on his helpless young victims.