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To be pleased to do a thing
Please Please, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleased; p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasing.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. Complacent, Placable, Placid, Plea, Plead, Pleasure.] 1. To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy. I pray to God that it may plesen you. --Chaucer. What next I bring shall please thee, be assured. --Milton. 2. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will. Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he. --Ps. cxxxv. 6. A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases, are the same things in common speech. --J. Edwards. 3. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally. ``It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.' --Col. i. 19. To-morrow, may it please you. --Shak. To be pleased in or with, to have complacency in; to take pleasure in. 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. --Dryden.
To do stead
Stead Stead, n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st["a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta?s, and E. stand. [root]163. See Stand, and cf. Staith, Stithy.] 1. Place, or spot, in general. [Obs., except in composition.] --Chaucer. Fly, therefore, fly this fearful stead anon. --Spenser. 2. Place or room which another had, has, or might have. ``Stewards of your steads.' --Piers Plowman. In stead of bounds, he a pillar set. --Chaucer. 3. A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead. [R.] The genial bed, Sallow the feet, the borders, and the stead. --Dryden. 4. A farmhouse and offices. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Note: The word is now commonly used as the last part of a compound; as, farmstead, homestead, readstead, etc. In stead of, in place of. See Instead. To stand in stead, or To do stead, to be of use or great advantage. The smallest act . . . shall stand us in great stead. --Atterbury. Here thy sword can do thee little stead. --Milton.
To do violence on
Violence Vi"o*lence, n. [F., fr. L. violentia. See Violent.] 1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force. That seal You ask with such a violence, the king, Mine and your master, with his own hand gave me. --Shak. All the elements At least had gone to wrack, disturbed and torn With the violence of this conflict. --Milton. 2. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault. Do violence to do man. --Luke iii. 14. We can not, without offering violence to all records, divine and human, deny an universal deluge. --T. Burnet. Looking down, he saw The whole earth filled with violence. --Milton. 3. Ravishment; rape; constupration. To do violence on, to attack; to murder. ``She . . . did violence on herself.' --Shak. To do violence to, to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions. Syn: Vehemence; outrage; fierceness; eagerness; violation; infraction; infringement; transgression; oppression.
To do violence to
Violence Vi"o*lence, n. [F., fr. L. violentia. See Violent.] 1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force. That seal You ask with such a violence, the king, Mine and your master, with his own hand gave me. --Shak. All the elements At least had gone to wrack, disturbed and torn With the violence of this conflict. --Milton. 2. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault. Do violence to do man. --Luke iii. 14. We can not, without offering violence to all records, divine and human, deny an universal deluge. --T. Burnet. Looking down, he saw The whole earth filled with violence. --Milton. 3. Ravishment; rape; constupration. To do violence on, to attack; to murder. ``She . . . did violence on herself.' --Shak. To do violence to, to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions. Syn: Vehemence; outrage; fierceness; eagerness; violation; infraction; infringement; transgression; oppression.
To do way
Way Way, adv. [Aphetic form of away.] Away. [Obs. or Archaic] --Chaucer. To do way, to take away; to remove. [Obs.] ``Do way your hands.' --Chaucer. To make way with, to make away with. See under Away. [Archaic]
To do without
Without With*out", prep. [OE. withoute, withouten, AS. wi[eth]?tan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + ?tan outside, fr. ?t out. See With, prep., Out.] 1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors. Without the gate Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein. --Dryden. 2. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond. Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach. --T. Burnet. 3. Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of; independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as, without labor; without damage. I wolde it do withouten negligence. --Chaucer. Wise men will do it without a law. --Bacon. Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms . . . must end in our destruction. --Addison. There is no living with thee nor without thee. --Tatler. To do without. See under Do. Without day [a translation of L. sine die], without the appointment of a day to appear or assemble again; finally; as, the Fortieth Congress then adjourned without day. Without recourse. See under Recourse.
To double-bank an oar
Double-bank Dou"ble-bank", v. t. (Naut.) To row by rowers sitting side by side in twos on a bank or thwart. To double-bank an oar, to set two men to pulling one oar.
To doubt not but
Doubt Doubt, v. t. 1. To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inclined not to believe; to withhold confidence from; to distrust; as, I have heard the story, but I doubt the truth of it. To admire superior sense, and doubt their own! --Pope. I doubt not that however changed, you keep So much of what is graceful. --Tennyson. To doubt not but. I do not doubt but I have been to blame. --Dryden. We doubt not now But every rub is smoothed on our way. --Shak. Note: That is, we have no doubt to prevent us from believing, etc. (or notwithstanding all that may be said to the contrary) -- but having a preventive sense, after verbs of ``doubting' and ``denying' that convey a notion of hindrance. --E. A. Abbott. 2. To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of. [Obs.] Edmond [was a] good man and doubted God. --R. of Gloucester. I doubt some foul play. --Shak. That I of doubted danger had no fear. --Spenser. 3. To fill with fear; to affright. [Obs.] The virtues of the valiant Caratach More doubt me than all Britain. --Beau. & Fl.

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