- v occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
The play amused the ladies
- v make (somebody) laugh
The clown amused the children
- I wanted to write good plays, to grip as well as amuse.
- He also had a cheeky rebelliousness toward authority, which led one headmaster to expel him and another to amuse history by saying that he would never amount to much.
- The site began four years ago with "How To Dance Properly," a series of short looped video clips that web designer Frank posted online to amuse friends.
News & Articles
- Make a statement with chicken coops
To make an original statement with yard art, think beyond fountains, globes and statuary. Add chicken coops to be chic. These outbuildings can amuse and enhance while providing shelter for the family fowl.
June 19, 2013 - The Daily Reflector
- Twins and rubber bands
Twin babies amuse themselves with the simple things in life. …
June 18, 2013 - WGN Radio Chicago
- MLB suspensions are serious business, but Dodgers get a laugh
Three players, Manager Don Mattingly and coach Mark McGwire are suspended after brawl, and Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy gets 10 games. But some of league's actions amuse Dodgers. Three players, Manager Don Mattingly and coach Mark McGwire are suspended after brawl, and Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy gets 10 games. But some of league's actions amuse Dodgers.
June 15, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
- Hilary Mantel in New York Times
Accepting the award, Ms. Mantel said, "I had to interest the historians, I had to amuse the jaded palate of the critical establishment and most of all I had to capture the imagination of the general reader."
- Shirley Hazzard in Washington Post
I admire her writing very much,Hazzard told The Associated Press. "Her intention is not to amuse. She's a serious writer who deals with thing she feels very, very strongly about."