To be pleased to do a thing

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To be pleased to do a thing to take pleasure in doing it; to have the will to do it; to think proper to do it.
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Usage

In literature:

I should be unhappy if I thought any man was doing such a vicious thing out of desire to please me.
"The Woman Who Did" by Grant Allen
I'll try to be good too, only, please don't get a single thing that I can do without.
"The Bishop's Shadow" by I. T. Thurston
Please notice that the reason for the prayer not being answered here is not an arbitrary reluctance upon God's part to do a desirable thing.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
But anyhow I'd be wonderfully pleased to wear a sweater that you knit, although it seems a pretty big thing for you to do for me.
"The Search" by Grace Livingston Hill
Do you think I want to be made into a mindless thing when I fail to please them?
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
It is a cowardly thing to shake a cousin, even if you do not happen to be pleased with him.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Jean, to do what you please is quite a different thing from being forced to respond to the roll-call.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
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