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  • adjective p. p. of entertain.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of entertain.

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  • adjective pleasantly occupied


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  • Why do so many women require some form of drama to remain entertained in a relationship, and do you find this to be childish behavior?

    Carolyn Hax: This 'nice guy' has anger issues

  • If you did not like this movie based off not being shocked, disgusted, or plain entertained, you might want to stop drinking heavily, go back to school, and learn to think a little.

    Sound Off: The Happening - What Did You Think? «

  • Keeps hands busy and brain entertained at the same time.

    Placemats & stuff

  • No Peace proposals could possibly be entertained from the murderer still at large and still claiming the right to murder.

    The History and Significance of The National Anthem

  • The next morning he spoke at a large girls 'school where there were about 400 girls and after that we were again entertained at a very good luncheon entirely in Western style: This is simply an illustration of the good feeling of the Japanese towards ourselves.

    Occidental Japan

  • That such an idea should be seriously entertained is almost incredible, but we wish that it were only funny.

    London: Saturday, August 12, 1865

  • Our operations in the field were greatly extended by reason of this policy, which, heretofore secretly entertained, is now avowed and acted upon by the United States.

    Message of President Davis

  • It cannot be denied that appearances went very much against Ah-wow -- so much so, that Maxton, and even Captain Bunting, entertained suspicions as to his innocence, though they pleaded hard for his pardon.

    The Golden Dream Adventures in the Far West

  • Thankfully, Super Mario Galaxy 2 retains the polish and kept me highly entertained from the short bouts of playtime given at the Nintendo Media Summit. News

  • Christian name; he mingled his tears with those of the patriarch, and earnestly inquired, if no hopes of relief could be entertained from the Greek emperors of the East.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire


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