At ease

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • At ease free from pain, trouble, or anxiety.
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Quotations

  • Daniel Maher
    Daniel Maher
    “Confidence is courage at ease.”
  • Bill Copeland
    Bill Copeland
    “Try to be like the turtle -- at ease in your own shell”
  • Samuel Rutherford
    Samuel Rutherford
    “You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.”
  • John Barbour
    John Barbour
    “Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Laughing is not always the proof of a mind at ease.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar%20Gracian
    “To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.”

Idioms

Ill at ease - If someone is ill at ease, they are worried or uncomfortable.
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Usage

In literature:

Uncle Joe seemed ill at ease and it appeared as though he was sort of holding back.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
At four o'clock Brookings was ushered into the private office of the master criminal, who was plainly ill at ease.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Amongst us, we made the poor body a bed on the floor of the boat, where she might at least lay her limbs at ease.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
Frank, yielding a little to the fascination of the sailing, was yet ill at ease.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Dick made several other acquaintances, and felt much more at ease than he had anticipated.
"Fame and Fortune" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
But he felt ill at ease.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
I hate going out to parties; I never feel at ease, I make foolish mistakes.
"The Making of a Soul" by Kathlyn Rhodes
Having done so, Messrs. Denham, Crumps, and Company felt at ease.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
Very soon she ceased to be shy and shame-faced, and sat talking quite at ease, as if she had been Mrs. Locke Harper for at least a year.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
When they saw her, my houris rose up rather frightened, but she soon set them at ease with a kind word, and then conversation began.
"French and Oriental Love in a Harem" by Mario Uchard
With a mind suddenly at ease he gave himself over to calm enjoyment of the situation.
"Salthaven" by W. W. Jacobs
You have rendered me a precious service, for I don't feel my mind at ease when I'm traveling with my pack along the roads.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Sleeps a great deal when at ease; all symptoms announce water upon the chest.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Vol. V (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland III" by Various
Oswald was not at ease.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Rose was quite at ease and suggested in that elegant setting a stage shepherdess, whose beauty transfigured the simplest clothes.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
How readily do men at ease prescribe To those who're sick at heart!
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
One man in town was not altogether at ease over the day's developments.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
But she was not at ease.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
Even the children seemed at ease and self-possessed in the midst of the crowd.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
But Harboro speedily set her at ease.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
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In poetry:

Came the moon, and through the trees
Glimmered faintly sad;
Withered, worn, and ill at ease
Down lay Galahad;
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
With all dear things that ought to please
The hours are blessed,
And yet my soul is ill at ease,
And cannot rest.
"Unrest" by Archibald Lampman
Let quiet people talk of peace--
Contentment of the mind,
But he who lives at perfect ease
Can never bless mankind.
"Discontent" by Jared Barhite
So, between the starry dome
And the floor of plains and seas,
I have never felt at home,
Never wholly been at ease.
"World Strangeness" by William Watson
Because they dwell at ease,
And no sad changes feel,
They neither fear nor trust thy name,
Nor learn to do thy will.
"Psalm 55" by Isaac Watts
Ease, of all good gifts the best,
War and wave at last decree:
Love alone denies us rest,
Crueller than sword or sea.
""Well he slumbers, greatly slain"" by William Watson

In news:

Work at 280-880 interchange will not ease drive for northbound 280 commuters.
Rowenta DG8760 Pro Perfect £188.02 amazon.co.uk This iron sails through crumpled laundry, even tough linen, with complete ease, which you'd hope, at this price.
The "toxic algae" situation at Kitsap Lake requires more than a scratch to ease the itch , or worse, gotten from the tainted waters.
"Investors are pricing in much greater monetary easing," said Ben Collett, head of Japanese equities at Louis Capital Markets in Hong Kong.
City officials say the proposed redistricting is aimed at easing overcrowding, and balancing out the number of low-income students and English language learners at different schools.
And the "Boyfriend" singer, 18, seems perfectly at ease wearing those three labels.
Forest officials say remnants of Hurricane Isaac dropped enough rain on the forest in the last week to at least temporarily ease fire dangers.
Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega has lashed out at the US' quantitative easing policies, which he says cripple Brazil's industry.
"We need to have a safe space for people who do not feel comfortable and at ease in normal mosques ," Zahed told ABC News.
Published Friday, Dec 14, 2012, at 11:44 a.m. European Central Bank officials say there is "no room for complacency" even though debt stress on banks and financial markets has eased.
AMC On "Mad Men," Jane (Peyton List) and Roger (John Slattery) take LSD at a dinner party, which eases them into the truth that they don't love or even like each other anymore.
An article in a local paper from Sep 5 was titled, Social Security: At ease, recipients, bullets are not for you: Agency quickly shoots down Internet theories of confrontation about its purchase of ammunition.
Paul Simon, playing Caesars Palace, at ease on latest album, 'So Beautiful or So What'.
The new Swagelok® welding system M200 power supply offers ease of use, portability and 200 amp capability—all at a weight of less than 50 pounds.
Salmons feels more at ease being leader.
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In science:

For covering large detector areas—to increase count rates at the high-energy end of the UHECR spectrum—radio antennas are particularly suitable, owing to their ease of deployment and low cost.
Detection and imaging of atmospheric radio flashes from cosmic ray air showers
For ease of illustration, the island has been taken to be circularly symmetric, and all quasiparticles are added at the center; changes in area and charge given in the text are more generally valid.
Resonant tunneling in fractional quantum Hall effect: superperiods and braiding statistics
At higher temperatures, the Fermi distribution becomes smeared, thereby easing the restrictions of Pauli blocking, and the thermal fluctuations of the bath grow, increasing Γϕ .
Decoherence of fermions subject to a quantum bath
If so, carbon-rich AGB stars would have a greater ease in promoting the super-wind (and could do so at lower mass) than oxygen-rich ones, and Magellanic Clouds stars would always find it more difficult to promote the super-wind and would only do so at larger mass (Lagadec & Zijlstra 2008).
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
The square on the right is the median MASS seeing (the seeing from approximately 500 m up; plotted here at the 205 m level, for ease of presentation).
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
Last but not least, silicon industry as well as telecommunication industry already offer a great availability of ultra-pure silicon crystals and laser optical components at 1550 nm, which certainly would ease a transition from fused silica and 1064 nm to crystalline silicon and 1550 nm laser light.
Building blocks for future detectors: Silicon test masses and 1550 nm laser light
Such a framework must allow both engineers and scholars to feel at ease by finding there both stable points of reference and trustful linguistic content.
Stabilizing knowledge through standards - A perspective for the humanities
At the other extreme, if the electron and hole wave functions are widespread as extended orbitals in a molecule or Bloch waves in a crystal, their bound state as the exciton can have their center of mass moving through the system with ease.
Coherent exciton transport in semiconductors
The relative freedom from interpretational problems is epitomised by the ease with which the theory can be equipped (at least formally) with a Hilbert space structure.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
The discovery limits for various models at hadron colliders are listed in Table 2 and, for ease of comparison, are shown in Fig. 3 along with those of e+e− colliders, both given at the end of this section.
Discovery and Identification of Extra Gauge Bosons
I am’ smiled at him, easing itself into its comfortable classical seat on the tall wall.
The Plight of `I Am'
In contrast to the Tevatron and LHC Higgs searches, the Standard Model Higgs search at the NLC in the intermediate mass regime is straightforward, due to the simplicity of the Higgs signals, and the relative ease in controlling the Standard Model backgrounds.
Weakly-Coupled Higgs Bosons and Precision Electroweak Physics
The relative ease with which b quarks can be separated from other quark flavours and the availability of large Z 0 event samples allow precision tests of the Standard Model to be carried out using Z → b¯b decays at e+ e− colliders.
b Physics
Chen have pointed out that entropic lattice Boltzmann models have three important desiderata: Galilean invariance, non-negativity of the distribution function, and ease of determining the local equilibrium distribution at each site at each timestep.
Galilean-Invariant Lattice-Boltzmann Models with H-Theorem
Frequently, we will assume that the cusp in question has been uniformized to be at ∞, so then, for ease of notation, we will set Um = U∞m , Vm = V∞m and Pm = P∞m .
Convolution Dirichlet series and a Kronecker limit formula for second-order Eisenstein series
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