Pleasure-trip

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pleasure-trip an excursion for pleasure
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. plaisir (Fr. plaire)—L. placēre, to please.

Usage

In literature:

He looks as if he was taking a pleasure trip to his own funeral.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
In 1064 Earl Harold on a pleasure-trip from England was wrecked upon the coast of Ponthieu.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
I expected to see him with a diamond ring and riding in an automobile on a pleasure trip, which most great men do.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
It was not a nice sight for Master Meadow Mouse to see, especially when he was on a pleasure trip.
"The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
This trip promised too much pleasure to be refused.
"Aunt Amy" by Francis Forrester
Though we are not exactly organizing a pleasure trip, it is as well to keep them in good humor on the way.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
I cannot pretend it was a pleasure trip.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
She had frequently joined coasting parties and made pleasure trips of her own.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
To provide this trip is a great pleasure to me.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
A pretty unusual trip for a pleasure expedition, I think!
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
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In poetry:

She is a woman, bright and trim,
Of five and twenty years,
Who trips along with pleasure
And spends her smiles for tears.
"Ida" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Around the May-pole on the green,
A fairy ring they tripped away;
All merriment and pleasure,
To chords of tuneful measure
They bounded by the happy Queen of May.
"The May-Queen." by George Pope Morris
But they're telling bedtime stories to bananas,
And putting plums to by-by on a ship,
And they never have a notion
They have been across the ocean,
So they even miss the pleasure of the trip.
"The Banana's Lullaby" by C J Dennis
Come, tripping, tripping, tripping, oh,
On the light fantastic toe;
And we'll tread the royal measure,
Down the aisles of wit and pleasure,
Gilding softly, sweetly so,
On the nimble, nimble toe.
"Ella's Dance" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Not a huge vacation as we were only there for about 24 hours, but it was one of the best trips I have ever had the pleasure of taking.
One type of traveler crams business and pleasure trips into single junkets.
On my latest trip to Granada, after dutifully taking a two-hour stroll to reacquaint myself with the complicated splendors of the Alhambra, I hurried off to sample the simpler pleasures of the Albaicin.
One of my representatives—a modest, mild bachelor, very efficient—happened to win a pleasure trip at a charity ball given by Russian refugees.
Obama Mixes Business With Family Pleasure During Trip Out West.
A prosperous rancher with land in California and Coos County, Ore. Bluford Davis, took five other men for a pleasure trip in his touring car on Aug 20, 1914.
The pleasure of a trip to northeast Minnesota .
The pleasure of a trip to northeast Minnesota.
A trip to the dentist isn't necessarily considered a pleasurable experience, but one that is "tolerated".
Although many are loath to venture outside of the cities, the short trip to Lindey's will bring great pleasure to those who love thick steaks and cold cocktails.
Heading out on a trail ride or a camping trip with some of your best friends can be one of life's greatest pleasures, unless of course one of them happens to be an Alpha prankster.
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