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01. The children spent a [pleasant] afternoon playing outside in the back yard.
02. We didn't think the play would be very good, but we were [pleasantly] surprised.
03. Well, it's been a [pleasure] meeting you.
04. Our neighbors are a [pleasant] older couple who just love children, and are always offering to babysit for us.
05. Penelope gets a lot of [pleasure] out of her sewing.
06. I find reading more [pleasurable] than watching television.
07. Edna has a very [pleasant] character, so she has lots of friends.
08. According to Gandhi, it is a sin to have [pleasure] without conscience.
09. There is a Chinese proverb which states that a bottle of wine gives [pleasure] for one hour, and marriage gives [pleasure] for one year, but that a garden gives [pleasure] for a lifetime.
10. Humans and dolphins are the only two animals which have sex for [pleasure].
11. Someone once joked that visitors always give [pleasure] - some when they come, others when they go.
12. The dry winter time is said to be the most [pleasant] time to visit the African nation of Namibia, as the summer is extremely hot.
13. The Roman god Jupiter was the god of the sky, the bringer of light, hurling lightning bolts down on the world when [displeased].
14. A recent study shows that the health toll taken by a stressful job seems to be eased when the worker has a [pleasurable] home life.
15. The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45 percent when a person looks at something [pleasing].
16. Quito, Ecuador is said to have the most [pleasant] climate in the world; the temperature rarely drops below 46Ø› F during the night, or exceeds 72Ø› F during the day.
17. Someone once joked that one of the chief [pleasures] of middle age is looking back at the people you didn't marry.
18. Wolves sometimes howl just from the [pleasure] of being in each other's company.
19. The truth is that doing something which gives [pleasure] to a loved one actually gives greater [pleasure] to the person who does it.
20. Mary Little once observed that there is no [pleasure] in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
21. Mark Wills sang, "Don't laugh at me, don't call me names, don't get your [pleasure] from my pain."{</charset>}

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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