enjoy (oneself)

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enjoy (oneself)

To have fun. We really enjoyed ourselves at your party last weekend—the band was great!
See also: enjoy
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enjoy oneself

To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
See also: enjoy
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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But the little dwarf said, 'Let the poor things enjoy themselves, I will not suffer you to trouble them.'
But the dwarf said, 'Let the poor things enjoy themselves, you shall not kill them.' Next they came to a bees'-nest in a hollow tree, and there was so much honey that it ran down the trunk; and the two brothers wanted to light a fire under the tree and kill the bees, so as to get their honey.
"Ah, people often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves."
The only resource obviously presenting itself to the old count was to apply for an official post, so he had come to Petersburg to look for one and also, as he said, to let the lassies enjoy themselves for the last time.
At the conclusion of the repast, he pledged his guests in a bumper of old Madeira; and told them that he hoped they had enjoyed themselves, and what was more, that they would enjoy themselves for the rest of the evening; that he wished them well; and that he bade them welcome.
If, regardless of that counsel, you choose to make a beast of yourself now, and over-eat and over-drink yourself till you turn the good victuals into poison, who is to blame if, hereafter, while you are suffering the torments of yesterday's gluttony and drunkenness, you see more temperate men sitting down to enjoy themselves at that splendid entertainment which you are unable to taste?'
"Sappho says they did enjoy themselves tremendously at your house last night."
"Rich people have no right to sit down and enjoy themselves, or let their money accumulate for others to waste.
Miss Murray ordered the carriage again, in the afternoon, for herself and her sister: she said it was too cold for them to enjoy themselves in the garden; and besides, she believed Harry Meltham would be at church.
At that price they had a right to enjoy themselves a little.
Wise people want so many things before they can even begin to enjoy themselves, and I feel perpetually apologetic when with them, for only being able to offer them that which I love best myself-- apologetic, and ashamed of being so easily contented.
The common people go there to look at the animals and enjoy themselves, and the other people go there to enjoy themselves by watching the common people enjoy themselves.
Besides, passengers get sea-sick --grow quarrelsome --don't sleep of nights --do not enjoy themselves much, as a general thing; --no, I never go as a passenger; nor, though I am something of a salt, do I ever go to sea as a Commodore, or a Captain, or a Cook.
Also, the Rochester Cathedral in Kent has installed a 'golf course' in its nave so that golf lovers and others who wish to enjoy some games of golf can wait after service to enjoy themselves.
"Our towns and cities are fantastic destinations for an evening out, and in large part that is down to the good behaviour of those who enjoy themselves.