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en ter tayn

  • v  provide entertainment for
  • v  take into consideration, have in view
    He entertained the notion of moving to South America
  • v  maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    entertain interesting notions

  • But John Wayne Gacy was also an upstanding citizen: he helped out the neighbors, he was the chaplain of the Jaycees, he dressed up as roly-poly Pogo the Clown to entertain children.
  • Only 38% of Americans entertain friends or family at home at least once a year.
  • As Hurley puts it, "How do you stay relevant when people can entertain themselves?" He and his partners may have started YouTube, but the rest of us, in our basements and bedrooms .
News & Articles

  • Opinion: Jayhawks old, new entertain in games
    This week's pick-up and charity basketball games with Kansas University newcomers and alumni provided plenty of entertainment and possibly a peek at the 2013-14 Jayhawks' starting point guard. Column by Tom Keegan
    June 14, 2013 - Lawrence Journal-World
  • Trinity River opens to music fans and tubers at Rockin' the River
    “Rockin’ the River” is a  summer tubing and music series  designed to entertain the Fort Worth community every Thursday at the  Panther Island Pavilion  on the Trinity River.
    June 14, 2013 - TCU Daily Skiff
  • Oconto wins first state title
    The Oconto baseball team sure knows how to entertain a crowd.
    June 14, 2013 - FOX 11 Green Bay

  • Tony La Russa in The Associated Press
    I never, ever, use the umpires for some kind of competitive or whatever advantage,La Russa said Tuesday. "That's a big no-no. You don't use them to entertain your fans, you don't use them to shift blame from your players or fire them up."
  • Mindy McCready in Reuters Canada
    I am working very hard to put all of this behind me as quickly as possible so I can get back to what I like to do most: sing, write songs, and entertain,McCready said in a statement.
  • Dimitar Berbatov in New Zealand Herald
    I don't play for the money,said Berbatov, who joined up with the Bulgaria team today. "Those who know me - my really close friends - know that I play for enjoyment and to entertain the fans. If I want to play for the money, I will accept...

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