from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Affording or characterized by comfort and peace; restful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. full of ease, restful, comfortable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of ease; suitable for affording ease or rest; quiet; comfortable; restful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Attended by or affording ease; promoting rest or comfort; quiet; peaceful; restful.
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The real motherly tenderness that was in this woman's heart was quickly perceived by the child, who did not move its eyes from hers, but lay perfectly still, gazing up at her in a kind of easeful rest such as it had never before known.
It loses sight of the fact that the best books – the books that last – are born of necessity, not just of the need to fill a gap in the market and give us an easeful few hours.
The women who were once your women find these easeful and revelatory.
In his defence, he's equally engaging about why easeful vernacular phrasing by such figures as Dorothy Fields ( "I Can't Give You Anything But Love") and Frank Loesser ( "Sit Down, You're Rockin 'the Boat") makes their writing so strong.
Always saying that he sought rest, and always exhausting himself, he may have been half in love with easeful death.
More than half in love with easeful death but unlike poor consumptive Keats, not a love born of necessity, and bloodier than easeful by more than half.
It's a tribute to Rimington's chairmanship that this commitment to easeful enjoyment is loyally echoed by colleagues, with her fellow judge and author Susan Hill tweeting: Hurrah!
Through the practice you are able to tap into a place of peace that leads to an easeful sleep.
Perhaps it's easier to adopt a problematic alternative than to live with less light, for with our abundant illumination - as with our easeful travel - we measure the expansiveness of our lives.
The car was such asmooth pleasure, with easeful steering and the kind of suspension that insulates you from life's uneven breaks.
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