(n.) The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion.
(1) It was amusing: he's still working away and this picture of him is hanging in a gallery somewhere.
(2) Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver is amusing himself by trying to take a puff of a cigar in his saddle.
(3) Students have been amused by the amount of public response to this action.
(4) But she is determined to reassert her authority and appears not to have been amused by the remark.
(5) In La Shish, the beloved local halal restaurant where Wanda Beydoun has worked a minimum wage managing job for 16 years, these stereotypes are a source of amusement.
(6) In a tent for those recovering, a talkative man wearing a heavy gold chain played up to amused doctors during the lunch break.
(7) Israeli media reports said the rocket came down near an amusement park in sand dunes on the edge of the city.
(8) He tells an amusing story of how exhilarated, if stunned, he was by completing three skeleton runs at Lillehammer.
(9) Tech entrepreneurs will keep expanding into increasingly diverse niches, so it will be amusing to try and pick out the most obscure market being disrupted in 2014.
(10) King notes with some amusement that he has been around so long that kids who read and loved him in the 1970s now run publishing houses and newspapers; he is revered, these days, as a grand old man of American letters.
(11) She added that the superstore would have pulled business from the local high street and brought big lorries and heavy traffic to the site which sits next to Dreamland, Margate’s derelict amusement park which is being revived.
(12) But my amusement should be a problem for movement conservatism.
(13) Facebook Twitter Pinterest We are most amused … The Windsors, starring Harry Enfield and Hadyn Gwynne, centre.
(14) In Brussels, the reaction was more bemusement than amusement.
(15) It’s something that has always baffled and amused me about my grandmother.
(16) It amuses me that he calls his new material "songs" when they are so unsingable.
(17) The joke, the uncontainable amusement, the gleeful satisfaction, was that most rational people had thought that he was too disabled to walk 26 miles, that he was too sick.
(18) The tribunal ruled: "The comment having been made, other people in the room, including other supervisors, laughing and finding it amusing, was inevitably conduct that any gay police officer would reasonably consider … degrading."
(19) "The part in the film is small, I thought it would be amusing.
(20) Now tell us this, Robbie, when you collected your MBE from the queen, did you exchange amusing chitchat with the woman who most of us only ever encounter on stamps?
(v. i.) To express amusement, pleasure, moderate joy, or love and kindness, by the features of the face; to laugh silently.
(v. i.) To express slight contempt by a look implying sarcasm or pity; to sneer.
(v. i.) To look gay and joyous; to have an appearance suited to excite joy; as, smiling spring; smiling plenty.
(v. i.) To be propitious or favorable; to favor; to countenance; -- often with on; as, to smile on one's labors.
(v. t.) To express by a smile; as, to smile consent; to smile a welcome to visitors.
(v. t.) To affect in a certain way with a smile.
(v. i.) The act of smiling; a peculiar change or brightening of the face, which expresses pleasure, moderate joy, mirth, approbation, or kindness; -- opposed to frown.
(v. i.) A somewhat similar expression of countenance, indicative of satisfaction combined with malevolent feelings, as contempt, scorn, etc; as, a scornful smile.
(v. i.) Favor; countenance; propitiousness; as, the smiles of Providence.
(v. i.) Gay or joyous appearance; as, the smiles of spring.
(1) But mention the words "eurozone crisis" to other Finns, and you could be rewarded with little more than a confused, albeit friendly, smile.
(2) But after 26.2 miles of pain it may be harder to keep that smile on his face.
(3) Speed's mother said she had watched again some television footage of her son before his death and realised his smile didn't seem genuine as "it didn't extend to his eyes".
(4) But there she sits with a strained smile as he serenades her before an audience of millions.
(5) I remind him that he had been unhappy with the penalty awarded to Barcelona in the Champions League game at Wembley last season, and he smiles.
(6) He was a fixture at Trump rallies, where he met chants of “Lock her up” against Hillary Clinton with a smile.
(7) I didn’t see him tonight,” smiled the alderman.
(8) Gough, as the degenerate black sheep of an English family trying to blackmail an American adulterer, would curl a long lip into a sneering smile, which became a characteristic of this fine actor's style.
(9) That’s before you even begin to consider the sort of outfits, polite eating and staged photos that guarantee I end up with a bleeding foot, skirt tucked into my knickers, mint in my teeth and a fixed smile last seen on a taxidermied pike.
(10) "Anne Hathaway at least tried to sing and dance and preen along to the goings on, but Franco seemed distant, uninterested and content to keep his Cheshire-cat-meets-smug smile on display throughout."
(11) But that doesn't mean that I can't make jokes about it, or help noticing the smiles on women's faces whenever this case is mentioned.
(12) "He would say he was a peaceful man, whose smile gives hope."
(13) When he smiles, he looks as cute and gummy as a newborn.
(14) I know I am loved by some clubs, especially one, and in Spain the situation is a bit different because some people hate me," Mourinho continued, adding with a smile: "And many of you are in this room."
(15) Expressions that included muscular activity around the eyes in addition to the smiling lips occurred more often when people were actually enjoying themselves as compared with when enjoyment was feigned to conceal negative emotions.
(16) Blue jean baby, LA lady, seamstress for the band Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man Ballerina, you must have seen her, dancing in the sand And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand For a moment it seemed possible that the person about to get out of the plane was a man of subtle taste and kindness, a man who could appreciate such beauty, who was secure enough in himself to set his arrival in Sacramento to the soundtrack of a 45-year-old song by a gay troubadour.
(17) Singh said a smiling Mandela had asked "Is that me?"
(18) He smiled enigmatically when the questions turned to Greece and the possibility of a country leaving the euro, before dismissing such talk as "not being the working assumption of mine or any government".
(19) He was alive, he was walking unaided, and he was smiling.
(20) While there are smiles in the Ennis-Hill household, the organisers of the Commonwealth Games will be ruing the loss of a major star – especially as Britain's 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has admitted that the games are "not on my list" for 2014, and the 100m world record holder Usain Bolt is yet to commit.