Definitions

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  • verb archaic Second-person singular present simple form of please

Etymologies

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please + -est

Examples

  • Thou mayst clap thy wings and crow as thou pleasest.

    Redgauntlet

  • If I knew the money-fine which is upon him, I would pay it out of my own purse, so I may have my desire of thee, for thou pleasest me with thy sweet speech.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The latter is most instructive for our day, and is thus expressed in Deuteronomy: Going into thy neighbor's vineyard, thou mayst eat as many grapes as thou pleasest ; but must carry none out with thee.

    Did Christ Disregard Rights of Property?

  • Take animals for thy examples, and copy them as much as thou pleasest; for my part, I love like a man; I would give all my heart, and receive an entire heart in return.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Wherefore, demaund whatsoever thou pleasest, for unfained (if I escape with life) I will truly keepe promise with thee.

    The Decameron

  • “Gramercy! good fellow,” cried Prince John, “thou pleasest me — Here, Isaac, lend me a handful of byzants.”

    Ivanhoe

  • Calandrino, and build constantly uppon my wordes, that if thou canst but touch her with this sacred Charractred charme, she will immediately follow thee, and fulfil whatsoever thou pleasest to command hir.

    The Decameron

  • “Bring now, O Zeus, any difficulty that Thou pleasest, for I have means given to me by Thee and powers for honoring myself through the things which happen.”

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • Well Wife, answered Talano, I knew well enough before, what thou wouldst say: An unsound head is soone scratcht with the very gentlest Combe: but beleeve as thou pleasest.

    The Decameron

  • Grizelda, though thou pleasest me wonderfully, by the birth of this Princely Boy, yet my subjects are not therewith contented, but blunder abroad maliciously; that the grandchild of Janiculo, a poore countrey pezant, when I am dead and gone, must be their Soveraigne Lord and Master.

    The Decameron

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