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Wide open" gambling and debauchery made the city pleasing to "trade," but burglaries and holdups did not.
He was possessed of a handsome person and pleasing manners, and was a general favorite in the factory.
and so on, and a body could see it was mighty pleasing to him.
There are three infallible ways of pleasing an author, and the three form a rising scale of compliment: 1--to tell him you have read one of his books; 2--to tell him you have read all of his books;
She had thought aunt Miranda might be pleased that the niece invited down from the farm had succeeded so well at school; but no, there was no hope of pleasing her in that or in any other way.
Weston had, of course, formed a very favourable idea of the young man; and such a pleasing attention was an irresistible proof of his great good sense, and a most welcome addition to every source and every expression of congratulation which her marriage had already secured.