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- Present participle of amuse.
2012 December 21, George Monbiot, “Your gift at Christmas will soon be junk”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 2, page 24:
- They seem amusing on the first day of Christmas, daft on the second, embarrassing on the third. By the twelfth they're in landfill. For 30 seconds of dubious entertainment, or a hedonic stimulus that lasts no longer than a nicotine hit, we commission the use of materials whose impacts will ramify for generations.
- The film has some amusing moments, but it is unlikely to make you laugh out loud.
- Funny, hilarious.
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