Definitions

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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of please.

Etymologies

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From please +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • So that sovereignty and dominion signifies a full right, and title, and propriety in all his creatures, and an absolute authority over them, to govern them and dispose of them, and deal with them in any way he pleaseth, that is not contrary to his essential dignity and perfection, or repugnant to the natural state and condition of the creature.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 06.

  • Both very nice, though the second caught me more -- for the Babylon reference and for the title, because it's the same title I once gave to a fictional album by a fictional musician, which pleaseth me greatly.

    if only tonight we could sleep in a bed of flowers

  • Shylock, many times insulted by Antonio in the past, makes the following bargain: if Antonio does not pay back the ducats within three months, Shylock will take a pound "Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken/In what part of your body pleaseth me."

    Marc Porter Zasada: Theater Review: A 'Merchant' for Modern Times

  • Shylock, many times insulted by Antonio in the past, makes the following bargain: if Antonio does not pay back the ducats within three months, Shylock will take a pound "Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken/In what part of your body pleaseth me."

    Marc Porter Zasada: Theater Review: A 'Merchant' for Modern Times

  • I've got the Pocket Reader, and its screen pleaseth me.

    Making Light: The "agency model" as I understand it

  • Allah, ye have wronged us, O our guests. with grievous wronging; for when you came before us we made compact and condition with you, that whoso should speak of what concerneth him not should hear what pleaseth him not.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So he rose and went to the entrance and there found written in letters of gold wash; Whoso speaketh of what concerneth him not, shall hear what pleaseth him not!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “What is that?” asked they, and one of the ladies answered, “Speak not of what concerneth you not, lest ye hear what pleaseth you not.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion.

    Shame on us?

  • And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion.

    Archive 2008-12-01

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