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  • adjective superlative form of pleasant: most pleasant. The most pleasant.

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Examples

  • And these three disorders we must endeavour to master by the three great principles of fear and law and right reason; turning them away from that which is called pleasantest to the best, using the Muses and the Gods who preside over contests to extinguish their increase and influx.

    Laws

  • Carver smiled his pleasantest, which is a truly frightful thing.

    Lorna Doone

  • The children in the crib, the stockings in which Santa Claus deposits his treasures, recall the pleasantest night of the year.

    The Citizen-Soldier or, Memoirs of a Volunteer

  • But in looking through the piles of letters with which the kindness of my friends has favoured me from time to time, I come across many a relic of the past that recalls the pleasantest associations.

    The Reminiscences Of Sir Henry Hawkins

  • That afternoon, as Amherst walked out toward Westmore for a survey of the final preparations, he found that, among the pleasant thoughts accompanying him, one of the pleasantest was the anticipation of seeing

    The Fruit of the Tree

  • She desired once more to see the places which recalled the pleasantest memories of her first journey: the lake of Como, with the Villa Julia and Pliny's house; the Lago

    The Court of the Empress Josephine

  • They pointed out how much it was for the peace of all the family, and for mine own benefit; but I would not listen for a moment, though the Counsellor was most eloquent, and my grandfather begged me to consider, and Carver smiled his pleasantest, which is a truly frightful thing.

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • To be admitted within it was a privilege eagerly coveted, and with good reason, for not only was this in itself a stamp of distinction, but his parties were well known as the pleasantest in

    Horace

  • "How do you like to go up in a swing, up in the air so blue?" she asks—and I ride the question up and up, then sail back down at "Oh, I do think it's the pleasantest thing ever a child can do!"

    How Memorization Makes Words Live

  • It was during this period, between the death of Johansen and the arrival on the sealing grounds, that I passed my pleasantest hours on the Ghost.

    Chapter 16

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