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Pleasant, 1) delightful: “stray lower, where the p. fountains lie,” Ven. 234. “the summer is less p. now,” Sonn. 102, 9. “sitting in a p. shade,” Pilgr. 375. “to make thy riches p.” Meas. III, 1, 38. Ado III, 1, 26 “(--est).” Shr. I, 1, 4. III, 1, 68. Wint. III, 1, 13. R2 IV, 98. H6B III, 2, 390. Tit. II, 3, 255. Rom. IV, 1, 106. Tim. I, 1, 63. Mcb. I, 6, 1. Hml. II, 2, 39. Lr. IV, 2, 10. V, 3, 170.
2) merry, facetious: in that p. humour they all posted to Rome, Lucr. Arg. V, 3, 170 “you are p. and speak apace,” Meas. III, 2, 120. “as p. as ever he was,” Ado I, 1, 37. LLL IV, 1, 131. V, 1, 4. V, 2, 360. V, 2, 360 Shr. Ind. 2, 132. I, 2, 47. II, 247. IV, 5, 72. Wint. IV, 4, 190. H4B V, 3, 147. H5 I, 2, 281. H8 I, 4, 90. Cymb. I, 6, 59. to be p. with == to be facetious with, to play upon: “that I have been thus p. with you both,” Shr. III, 1, 58. H5 I, 2, 259. Troil. III, 1, 67.
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