Definition of please in English:
- He said it pleased him, and he was flattered not offended…
- When they told me where they lived I had no idea where Downpatrick was, and it pleased me that now I had a passing acquaintance with the place.
- It pleased me somehow to be weathered by this deadly wind on my face and to be exposed to a gorgeous icy glare on this sunny afternoon.
- Putting on your best smile and adopting a pleasant, helpful attitude you stand eager and ready to please, waiting for the onslaught of the great shopping public.
- This was a shame, because the staff were friendly and eager to please, and that end of Blossom Street really could do with a top-notch little eatery to spice it up.
- I find myself behaving like the good little Catholic boy I was raised to be: deferential, eager to please.
- They do not recognize how aesthetically pleasing your site is but rather will digest the content of your site to understand its subject matter.
- Indeed, relocating a city to a more effective, attractive but perhaps less aesthetically pleasing location has its logical merits if it improves its strategic aims.
- The participants would be bringing aesthetically pleasing furniture suitable for those living in tiny accommodations.
- If you're just pleasing yourself, why not save it for home?
- By the end of the week you feel much better, and paradoxically by pleasing yourself your partner is also satisfied.
- All over the country, harassed parents are frantically trying to decide how to entertain their offspring, rather than pleasing themselves.
- People in life quote as they please, so we have the right to quote as we please.
- Users of such indices can pick and choose as they please in this evolving garden of relationships.
- But shoppers can't come and go as they please, nor can they always choose the food they want.
- If it pleases you to advance and research this theory, then please the more power to you.
- I realise today that although his last diaries are very interesting, they have been composed for Chertkov and those whom it pleases Mr Chertkov to show them!
- While it pleases me to read the above comments and Mr. Conley's challenge, I'm also pleased to see William stand up for Michael.
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- Would you ask the Minister to address the question please.
- Would the Prime Minister please address the question.
- These unnecessary asides only waste the time of the House, so would the Minister please just address the question.
- Yes please Cath; that's the best offer I've had from any woman in months.
- And she says yes, please, are you free this evening?
- So yes please we tell the aged salesperson we'll have that one with 40 pounds off. ‘Ahh have you got an old fridge we can pick up then he asks’.
- And please, stop emailing me asking when I am going to get your bio/picture up.
- Many young people are, regrettably, disabled by illness or accident, so please will you stop and consider this before launching into a reprimand?
- But please stop posting that particular conspiracy theory.
- Oh, please. I've been reading some of the hubbub about our latest release on blogs here and there, and I have to say that some people simply need to take a pill.
- Oh please! So Meg's foie gras post is up.
A word that comes via Old French plaisir ‘to please’ from Latin placere, found also in implacable (Late Middle English). Phrases like yes, please were originally short for ‘may it please you’ or ‘let it please you’. Please on its own, as used today, was not known to Shakespeare, who used please you: ‘Will you hear the letter?—So please you, for I never heard it yet’ (As You Like It). The proverbs you can't please everyone and little things please little minds are both old and can be traced back to the late 15th and late 16th centuries. Something pleasant (Middle English) was originally something ‘pleasing’, the meaning of the word in its French source. If you were complacent (mid 17th century) you were originally willing to go along with what pleases others.
as —— as you please
- informal Used to emphasize the manner in which someone does something, especially when this is seen as surprising: she walked forward as calm as you pleaseMore example sentences
- There I'd be driving along just as nice as you please and in the passenger seat the fellow would be bouncing up and down, up and down.
- The staff are friendly without being saccharine and are quite willing to let you linger for as long as you please over a cup of coffee.
- Stay as long as you please then, Mr. Benito, Mr. Kane.
if you please
- And of course, should Don Brash indicate that he is keen to become the next MP for Tamaki, I should expect Margaret and Tim to withdraw their nominations - gone by lunchtime, if you please…
- We must adopt the promised land mindset, if you please.
- A large plasma screen on the wall offered excellent TV reception, as well as high-speed Internet access using the wireless keyboard provided… at £5.99 per hour, if you please.
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