Amuse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v.) To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder.

2. (v.) To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing or mirthful emotions; to divert.

3. (v.) To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.

4. (v. i.) To muse; to mediate.

Strong's Hebrew
7832. sachaq -- to laugh
... root Definition to laugh NASB Word Usage amuse (1), amusing (1), celebrate (2),
celebrating (3), hold a contest (1), joking (1), laugh (6), laughed them to ...
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8173. sha'a' -- to be smeared over, blinded
... A primitive root; (in a good acceptation) to look upon (with complacency), ie Fondle,
please or amuse (self); (in a bad one) to look about (in dismay), ie ...
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Library

The Race of Life
... weighted, or not caring whether he wins or loses; and who therefore lags behind,
or grows tired, or looks round, and wants to stop and amuse himself, instead ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/the good news of god/sermon x the race of.htm

Letter Lxxxii. (AD 405. )
... 2. You ask, or rather you give a command with the confiding boldness of charity,
that we should amuse ourselves [2011] in the field of Scripture without ...
/.../augustine/the confessions and letters of st/letter lxxxii a d 405.htm

Curiosity.
... The eyes, continually gaping and watching what passes before them, present the mind
with numberless images to amuse it in its weary or lonesome moments. ...
/.../sainte-foi/serious hours of a young lady/chapter xvii curiosity.htm

Nevertheless, a Necessity, as it Were, is Laid Upon Me to Reply ...
... I trust, and I shall not trust in vain, that my readers will pardon my lack of skill,
since my object is not to amuse others but to endeavour to clear myself ...
/.../2 nevertheless a necessity as.htm

Praises and Vows Accepted in Zion
... Whether of stone, or wood, or brass, they are the toys with which those amuse
themselves who have returned to the beggarly elements of Judaism, or else the ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/praises and vows accepted in.htm

In one of the Few Remaining Streets of Rome which the Vandal Hand ...
... "But how is one to amuse you?" asked Varillo, sitting down beside her and
endeavouring to take her hand. She drew it quickly from him. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/corelli/the master-christian/xvii in one of the.htm

Life and Works of Rufinus with Jerome's Apology Against Rufinus.
... I trust, and I shall not trust in vain, that my readers will pardon my lack of skill,
since my object is not to amuse others but to endeavour to clear myself ...
/.../various/life and works of rufinus with jeromes apology against rufinus /

Books and Reading.
... from human souls whom we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away;
and yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, amuse us, terrify ...
/.../judy/questionable amusements and worthy substitutes/vi books and reading.htm

A Catholic Household
... was equally astonished, and exclaimed: "This is not like Mamma, she always said
our prayers with us." During the day, in spite of all efforts to amuse us, the ...
/.../martin/the story of a soul/chapter ii a catholic household.htm

How a Schoolmaster Thrust Him Out of the City.
... me. And when they had carried Him to the master, he seized Him by the ear,
and said: What didst thou see, to amuse thee so much? ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of thomas/chapter ii how a schoolmaster thrust.htm

Thesaurus
Amuse (1 Occurrence)
... 3. (v.) To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude. 4. (vi) To muse;
to mediate. Multi-Version Concordance Amuse (1 Occurrence). ...
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Jest (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (n.) A mask; a pageant; an interlude. 3. (n.) Something done or said in order
to amuse; a joke; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. ...
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Wares (23 Occurrences)
... "That which did not a little amuse the Merchandizers (in Vanity-Fair) was, that
these Pilgrims set very light by all their Wares; they cared not so much as to ...
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Fishhook (1 Occurrence)
... passages the word hook or "angle" is applied to this instrument for fishing (Isaiah
19:8 Job 41:2). The ancient Egyptian noblemen used to amuse themselves by ...
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Fable
... 1. (n.) A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration
intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. ...
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Trick (11 Occurrences)
... trade. 2. (n.) A sly, dexterous, or ingenious procedure fitted to puzzle
or amuse; as, a bear's tricks; a juggler's tricks. 3. (a ...
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Entertain (8 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To engage the attention of agreeably; to amuse with that which makes the
time pass pleasantly; to divert; as, to entertain friends with conversation ...
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Deceive (48 Occurrences)
... to ensnare. 2. (vt) To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention;
to while away; to take away as if by deception. 3. (vt) To ...
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Plaything (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A thing to play with; a toy; anything that serves
to amuse. Multi-Version Concordance Plaything (1 Occurrence). ...
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Amulets (1 Occurrence)

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Concordance
Amuse (1 Occurrence)

Judges 16:25
It happened, when their hearts were merry, that they said, "Call for Samson, that he may entertain us." They called for Samson out of the prison; and he performed before them. They set him between the pillars;
(See NAS)

Subtopics

Amuse

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures are Transitory

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: A Characteristic of the Wicked

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: A Proof of Spiritual Death

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Abstinence From, Seems Strange to the Wicked

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: An Abuse of Riches

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Belong to the Works of the Flesh

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Choke the Word of God in the Heart

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Denounced by God

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Disregard of the Judgments and Works of God

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Exclude from the Kingdom of God

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Formed a Part of Idolatrous Worship

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Indulgence in Is: A Proof of Folly

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Lead to Greater Evil

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Lead to Rejection of God

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Poverty

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Punishment of

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Renunciation of, Exemplified by Moses

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Shunned by the Primitive Saints

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Terminate in Sorrow

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: The Wicked Seek for Happiness In

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Vain

Amusements and Worldly Pleasures: Wisdom of Abstaining From

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures are all Vanity

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures are Likely to Lead to Greater Evil

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures are Transitory

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Abstinence From, Seems Strange to the Wicked

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Belong to the Works of the Flesh

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Choke the Word of God in the Heart

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Denounced by God

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Formed a Part of Idolatrous Worship

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Indulgence in a Characteristic of the Wicked

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Indulgence in a Proof of Folly

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Indulgence in a Proof of Spiritual Death

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Indulgence in an Abuse of Riches

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Lead to Disregard of the Judgments and Works of God

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Lead to Poverty

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Lead to Rejection of God

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Punishment of

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Renunciation of Moses

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Shunned by the Saints

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Terminate in Sorrow

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: The Wicked Seek for Happiness In

Worldly Amusements and Pleasures: Wisdom of Abstaining From

Related Terms

Jest (1 Occurrence)

Wares (23 Occurrences)

Fishhook (1 Occurrence)

Fable

Trick (11 Occurrences)

Entertain (8 Occurrences)

Deceive (48 Occurrences)

Plaything (1 Occurrence)

Amulets (1 Occurrence)

Amzi (2 Occurrences)

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Judith (1 Occurrence)

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