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- n. The act of pleasing highly, or state of being greatly pleased; delight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of pleasing highly; the state of being greatly pleased; delight.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pleasing highly; delight.
However, having received the expected, or rather the required, compliment on his sobriety, the Baron proceeded -- 'No, sir, though I am myself of a strong temperament, I abhor ebriety, and detest those who swallow wine gulce causa, for the oblectation of the gullet; albeit I might deprecate the law of Pittacus of
"History telleth of one Jacob Bunting, whose wife, several years younger than himself, played him certain sorry pranks with the young curate of the parish: the said Jacob, knowing nothing thereof, but furnishing great oblectation unto his neighbours, by boasting that he turned an excellent penny by selling poultry to his reverence above market prices, -- 'For