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  • He had a very ease-loving nature and a moral timidity which made him shrink from all that was rough in life, and therefore from practical affairs.

    The Five of Hearts

  • And, ever and anon, those flashes of spirit and honour crossed his conversation, which seemed to intimate, that, when stirred to action by some adequate motive, Lord Dalgarno would prove something very different from the court-haunting and ease-loving voluptuary, which he was pleased to represent as his chosen character.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • No less than his predecessor had the new Monarch of Versailles and his gay, ease-loving, oft-times imprudent young wife disregarded the traditions and dignity of the Sun King's palace.

    The Story of Versailles

  • Grace, as my old readers doubtless remember, had been born with an ease-loving disposition that not even close association with the other

    The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House Or, doing their best for the soldiers

  • Father Francis O'Flynn, or, as he was generally called by his parishioners, "Father Frank," was the choicest specimen you could desire of a jolly, quiet-going, ease-loving, Irish country priest of the old school.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, September 25, 1841

  • When dogs were emancipated from their servitude on the canal-bank the family had to take their places, and by degrees the ease-loving head of the family has grown content to look on and think towing a labour reflecting on his dignity.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • What should we, ease-loving English, think of a house, which, lined with marbles and frescoes, carpeted with mosaics and adorned with statues, offered nothing but niches and marble curule chairs to write on and to sit in?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847.

  • The lofty mountains and rich valleys, the sequestered lakes and blue-gray rivers with their waterfalls, and the old castles, quaint costumes, and legends, make it a tempting country for such ease-loving travellers as were we five, and for the intrepid Alpine climber it offers almost as much as any part of Switzerland.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • As you must know, it has always been a cause of keen regret to me that you have never seemed to care for athletics of any sort; you appear to be too indolent and ease-loving to sacrifice, or to endure the hardships of training.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

  • She was just the wife for ease-loving Joe, whom her brisk ways never wounded, for he knew her heart was full of tenderness for him.

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878


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