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comparativeform of pleasant: more pleasant
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He was a man who never shirked what he believed to be his duty; but duty had sometimes presented itself to him in pleasanter guise than this summons to Naomi Clark's death-bed.
But once they lived farther south in pleasanter lands.
The oftener that women are to be seen “out,” the more will such improved feelings prevail as to hunting, and the pleasanter will be the field to men who are not horsey, but who may nevertheless be good horsemen.
The master had taken his family for a visit in the neighborhood and the mulatto child sat on the veranda and recalled pleasanter days.
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Much the same kind of thing takes place in other cases, when a person is engaged in two different Workings at the same time: that is, the pleasanter of the two keeps pushing out the other, and, if the disparity in pleasantness be great, then more and more till a man even ceases altogether to work at the other.
He tries to pacify her by protesting that he had not quite liked the plan proposed himself, but had indorsed it only to gain time; whereupon she suggests a way out of the dilemma pleasanter to herself, by advising the Argonauts to inveigle her brother, who leads the pursuers, into their power and assassinate him; which they promptly proceed to do, while she stands by with averted eyes.
The oftener that women are to be seen "out," the more will such improved feelings prevail as to hunting, and the pleasanter will be the field to men who are not horsey, but who may nevertheless be good horsemen.
'Tis very strange, though, that the older I grow, the pleasanter are the pictures that are reflected on my mind.
"I'd like 'em to have something kind o 'pleasanter 'bout me to remember than jest always having to keep the coffee on the back of the stove for me," thought Mike.
In smaller print the laminated sign said that from 12 February on the second Saturday of every month there would be gardening days with refreshments provided: "Come and help make it a pleasanter place for all the community to enjoy."
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