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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of amuse.
  • adj. Referring to someone who is in a state of being entertained.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Diverted.
  • adj. Expressing amusement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pleasantly occupied

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Examples

  • 'I am just returned, and will not go to bed without telling you what has most amused me -- not that _amused_ is the right word, for Mme de

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 445 Volume 18, New Series, July 10, 1852

  • The term amused her—the man had slaughtered hundreds of vampires for daring to lock him up for a few days.

    Ecstasy in Darkness

  • The title amused me, though, and I couldn't be bothered to think of a better one.

    ana-ng Diary Entry

  • Tahira stepped into the room, crossed her arms over her chest, and looked around at Maria, Brigit, and Soomie, her expression amused.

    Beautiful Disaster

  • “Queen Amidala is the name of the character Natalie Portman plays in Star Wars,” Sophie tells me, her expression amused.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • Alison looked back over her shoulder, her expression amused.

    Leave the Grave Green

  • My allegiance,” the word amused him, “is to a principle far more enduring than permits or empires.”

    The Pandora Principle

  • I avoided looking directly into his eyes; whenever I did, I would forget what I was saying, caught off guard by their expression of amused intelligence.

    Day of Honey

  • It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.

    sunday culture.

  • The BBC report in amused tones that: Russian media have been poking fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to her Russian counterpart.

    Hillary Clinton gaffe not taken as seriously as a George W. Bush one would have been by the BBC

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