[ə'mjuːzm(ə)nt] or [ə'mjuzmənt]
(noun.) a feeling of delight at being entertained.
(n.) Deep thought; muse.
(n.) The state of being amused; pleasurable excitement; that which amuses; diversion.
n. Entertainment, diversion, sport, DISPORT, play, fun, frolic, recreation, relaxation, pastime, game.
- It furnishes profitable amusement to the young, and satisfactory aid to the nervous and paralytic. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Clara, though she endeavoured to give herself up to his amusement, often forgot him, as she turned to observe Adrian and me. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Still, I go to Athens sometimes for amusement, and amusement requires money. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- There were moments when Lily found an ironic amusement in this aspect of the case. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Society has claims on us all; and I profess myself one of those who consider intervals of recreation and amusement as desirable for everybody. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- Not at all, said Meyler; but, Stonyer being such a fool, there was no resisting the amusement of making him a cuckold. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- Probably the largest use of the phonograph or graphophone is for home amusement and exhibition purpose. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- I was a little startled at the nature of the child's amusement, but the father's laughter made me think that perhaps he was joking. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- Or, in less extreme cases, there is recourse to idle amusement; to anything which passes time with immediate agreeableness. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Here am I playing second fiddle to Miss Eliza Higgins for the amusement of her most charming man, the Earl of Fife! 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- My guardian stopped and looked at him with a whimsical mixture of amusement and indignation in his face. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- But I was determined not to seem at a loss for occupation or amusement: I had brought my drawing materials with me, and they served me for both. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- She would henceforth admit his attentions without any idea beyond immediate amusement. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- The other apes derived unlimited amusement from Tublat's discomfiture, for Broken Nose was a disagreeable old fellow, whom no one liked, anyway. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- The good lady next door says he is studying too hard and needs young society, amusement, and exercise. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- Being the most polite of men, he seized the opportunity of assisting the Professor's anatomical amusements on the spot. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Mr. Bennet accepted the challenge, observing that he acted very wisely in leaving the girls to their own trifling amusements. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- However, I determined to cut all public amusements as soon as I knew Worcester to be in contact with the enemies of old England. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- One of his favourite amusements, we are told, was the expensive one of rolling elephants down precipitous places in order to watch their sufferings. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- From eleven o'clock until luncheon, and from luncheon until dinner at six in the evening, the employments and amusements were various. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Sometimes we went up to London, and entered into the amusements of the busy throng; sometimes our retreat was invaded by visitors from among them. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- She said you were used to all kinds of things--splendours and amusements and excitements--that we could never hope to give you here. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- Well, I like to hear about cricket and boating and hunting, said Frank, who had not yet learned to suit his amusements to his strength. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- His daughter could not induce him to settle down to his customary occupations or amusements that night. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- One day followed another, and the ladies of the house passed their life in those calm pursuits and amusements which satisfy country ladies. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- The chief amusements were hunting and love-making. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- As spring came on, a new set of amusements became the fashion, and the lengthening days gave long afternoons for work and play of all sorts. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- We had our separate occupations and our common amusements. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Therefore, quite cheerfully Laura prepared to take her mother's place as hostess, and Gerald assumed responsibility for the amusements on the water. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- It would be one of the noblest amusements. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.