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 Meanings and Examples of AMUSE
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amuse
 v.  occupy or engage the attention of; lose in deep thought
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She could not roam about and amuse herself, for the burned breadth would show, so she stared at people rather forlornly till the dancing began.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
2  Amy fared worst of all, for her resources were small, and when her sisters left her to amuse herself, she soon found that accomplished and important little self a great burden.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
3  This funny spectacle appeared to amuse the sun, for he burst out with such radiance that Jo woke up and roused her sisters by a hearty laugh at Amy's ornament.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
4  I wanted to amuse him one night when you were all away, and he was rather dismal.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
5  That will amuse us and keep you out of mischief, said Amy in her most grown-up tone.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
6  I made a 'pome' yesterday, when I was helping Hannah wash, and as Father likes my silly little things, I put it in to amuse him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
7  Then patchwork or towels appeared, and Amy sewed with outward meekness and inward rebellion till dusk, when she was allowed to amuse herself as she liked till teatime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
8  As it was a rainy day, she went upstairs to amuse herself in one of the large chambers, and took Polly with her for company.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
9  This left Jo to her own devices, for Mrs. March had taken her place as nurse, and bade her rest, exercise, and amuse herself after her long confinement.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
10  "Why didn't you go into the kitchen and make messes, as Sallie says she does to amuse herself, though they never turn out well and the servants laugh at her," said Meg.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
11  I sent a line from Halifax, when I felt pretty miserable, but after that I got on delightfully, seldom ill, on deck all day, with plenty of pleasant people to amuse me.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
12  I don't intend to gad about with you, but leave you free to go where you like, while I amuse myself in my own way.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
13  Laurie obediently threw himself down on the turf, and began to amuse himself by sticking daisies into the ribbons of Amy's hat, that lay there.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
14  Stir away, it won't hurt me and it may amuse you, as the big man said when his little wife beat him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
15  As for the suitors, they presently began to amuse themselves with singing and dancing, for it was now getting on towards evening.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  She caught the faintest flicker of amusement on his face.
17  The corners of her mouth curved upwards in amusement.
18  He watched the kids throw water around with amused tolerance.
19  Ellen seemed amused by the whole situation.
20  Board games are a good standby to keep the children amused if the weather is bad.
21  It was a challenge, keeping ten boisterous seven-year-olds amused.
22  His jokes amused the crying child.
23  We were amused at his funny movements in doing morning exercises.
24  It amused him to think that they were probably talking about him at that very moment.
25  His jokes amused the whole table.
26  Although his purpose was to edify and not to entertain his audience, many of his listeners were amused rather than enlightened.
27  Some audience members were amused by the irreverence of the comedian's jokes about the Pope; others felt offended by his lack of respect for their faith.
28  This week, a giant symbol of mammon appeared in Russia's most venerated public place, and traditionalists were not amused.
29  The film amusingly pokes fun at the media.
30  People had very few amusements to choose from.