Usage examples for pleasing

  1. Nor is the type pleasing to my taste. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  2. This plan was pleasing to all the church, and they chose seven men to take charge of the gifts of the people, and to see that they were sent to those who were in need. – The Wonder Book of Bible Stories by Compiled by Logan Marshall
  3. It is pleasing to watch boys and men hard at work practising on summer evenings. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  4. His seat by my knee is love, delight, well- being, peace- not service, however pleasing in my eyes. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  5. That she did not care for him, except as a friend, she was positive, but that he should persistently betray signs of nothing more than the most ordinary friendship was far from pleasing to her vanity. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. John had often enough experienced this, but hitherto the points at issue had been trifles, matters in which the father could yield for the sake of pleasing his child. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  7. I have in some of them found it very pleasing. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  8. We know that the sensation of light or color, if not too weak or too violent, is in itself pleasing. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  9. A pleasing horror seized on Kitty as she looked. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. During this little trip there occurred a pleasing and somewhat quaint incident. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  11. Light is more pleasing than darkness. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  12. His manner was both pleasing and sympathetic. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  13. So we were told, at any rate, though the pleasing story was almost impossible of belief. – The Foot-path Way by Bradford Torrey
  14. " John," and Anna's voice was soft and pleasing, " was Charlie greatly changed? – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  15. But I have not been so merry a very great while as with them, every thing pleasing me there as much as among so mean company I could be pleased. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  16. I can easily conceive of a man gallant enough to suffer the agony for the sake of pleasing a pretty girl. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  17. Very often, indeed, they would first give us a song, in which all in the canoe joined, with a very pleasing harmony. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  18. I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean. – Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde