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- In a pleasing manner; agreeably; favourably.
- 1749, [John Cleland], Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352:
- I not only then tighten'd the pleasure-girth round my restless inmate by a secret spring of friction and compres- sion that obeys the will in those parts, but stole my hand softly to that store bag of nature's prime sweets, which is so pleasingly attach'd to its conduit pipe, from which we receive them;
in a pleasing manner