Do we say amuse or bemuse

amuse 1300 occurrences

As several of the enemies of revelation have held forth Thyanaeus as a rival of Jesus Christ, a specimen of his performances may amuse our readers.

Some set their hearts on this world; some want money, some want power, some want fame and admiration from their fellow-men, some want merely to amuse themselves.

I do not, of course, mean that you are to do no more than that; to prefer sentiment to duty, to amuse and glorify yourselves by paying tithe of mint, anise, and cummin, and neglect the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith.

Louise would doubtless have chosen a romance, or some light tale sure to interest for the hour, and so amuse the old lady.

I'll not stay long, anyhow; so just forget I'm here, and I'll amuse myself and try not to bother you.

The boy lost every game, being inattentive and absorbed in thought, until finally Uncle John gave up the attempt to amuse him and settled himself on the top stair for a quiet smoke.

As soon as this was arranged the ladies retired to dress, Sir George Templemore passing into the library to amuse himself with a book the while; where, however, he was soon joined by John Effingham.

There was everything in the home which could amuse and instruct children.

She was very fond of children, and knew how to amuse them and to take care of them.

"Inside of the house we amuse ourselves in various ways.

In the meantime, it was observed by all on board, that he avoided her in the most pointed manner, and, for the most part, shut himself up alone in his state-room, where, in fact, he might have been said to live altogether, leaving his wife at full liberty to amuse herself as she thought best, in the public society of the main cabin.

True, their meetings were but childish play, but at the end of the enclosure, under the apple trees, there was a delightful nook where one could laugh and chat and amuse oneself at one's ease.

Those shadows of winning amuse me.

These, my lords, are questions to which, I hope, we shall hear a more satisfactory answer than I am able to conceive; for, indeed, I do not see what remains, but to confess, that these troops are hired only for a military show, to amuse this nation with a false appearance of zeal for the preservation of Europe, and to increase the treasures of Hanover at the expense of Britain.

" With these words Uncle John arose and sauntered around to the barn, to look at the litter of new pigs that just then served to interest and amuse him.

Louise had originally undertaken her investigation through curiosity and a desire to amuse herself by unveiling the mystery.

You two gentlemen will, I trust, amuse yourselves in your own way.

"Give him a hammock or an easy-chair in the shade, and he can always amuse himself by going to sleep.

I suppose most of the ladies you know are rich, and only ride to amuse themselves, and never go out when they do not want to do so.

"Oh, they'll amuse themselves," he said.

You must consider yourself quite free to cut off and amuse yourself some other way whenever you get tired of them.

They amuse, that is, they turn the mind off from business; they relax it, and as it were bathe and refresh it with new thoughts, after the day's drudgery or the day's commonplaces; they fill it with pleasant and healthful images for afterthought.

Her prison, as we will show you (if you will be patient and listen to facts), consisted in greater pomp and luxury than that of most noblemen, with horses, hounds, books, music, liberty to hunt and amuse herself in every way, even in intriguing with every court of Europe, as we can show you again, if you will be patient and listen to facts.

" "Dwightie!" "Got to amuse ourselves somehow.

It was the policy of the emperors to amuse and flatter the people, while depriving them of political rights.

bemuse 1 occurrences

Here the estimate of his accomplishment is difficult to render, bemuse comparison with the existing state is almost impossible.

Do we say   amuse   or  bemuse