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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be pleased to hear
▪ She’ll be pleased to hear that she can leave hospital tomorrow.
nice/pleased to meet you (=used to greet someone politely when you have just met them for the first time)
▪ ‘This is my niece, Sarah.’ ‘Pleased to meet you.’
▪ I am also pleased to inform my hon. Friend that ophthalmology waiting lists have fallen substantially during the past year.
▪ He is also pleased enough with his experience to recommend Glasgow to other would-be employers.
▪ We are also pleased that the guidance removes existing doubt for local authorities regarding the possibility of compensation claims in such cases.
▪ He says he's amazed - but also pleased - by the high level of demand.
▪ We were also pleased to see our member Mr Turner and his wife.
▪ We are also pleased to consider photographs and cartoons for publication.
▪ He had landed a contract as pleased as Punch, and I made a feast for his friends.
▪ He was a strong, healthy lad and as pleased as punch to be working with Dad.
▪ I was as pleased with the sights and sounds of my day - treasured memories.
▪ They were also as pleased as the audiences.
▪ He'd be just as pleased to avoid them.
▪ She got the distinct impression that Melissa wasn't best pleased to find that Luke had company.
▪ She had heard that Miss Watson wasn't best pleased with the present cleaner.
▪ When morning came he was in pain and not best pleased.
▪ Not best pleased at being awakened from my reveries, I shrugged impatiently.
▪ Cecil would not be best pleased to learn that we have agreed.
▪ Clara did not look best pleased to see her.
▪ I find myself extremely pleased to see you again.
▪ Apparently Skipper landed, felt extremely pleased with himself and threw an enormous buck with a twist in it.
▪ They were extremely pleased with the knowledge that we remove large amounts of lead during our searches, which poisons the wildlife.
▪ He looked up fast, extremely pleased in a philanthropic way but still hanging back for himself.
▪ Karen was all at once extremely pleased that she'd done nothing terrible with Mallachy.
▪ Kate's F and S-M extremely pleased.
▪ Colin Appleby, of the Midland Bank, is extremely pleased with the way the game has turned out.
▪ It goes almost without saying how pleased I am to be here today.
▪ Blake says how pleased he is with the firm's improved performance, acknowledging the considerable efforts and progress it has made.
▪ But Jim, no, he didn't like it, look how pleased he was when I started clearing up.
▪ I can't tell you how pleased I am to see you!
▪ It was plain how pleased the two men were to see one another.
▪ He was left a happier man, while Maureen was even more pleased!
▪ I couldn't be more pleased, so keep sending them in.
▪ I am particularly pleased that the traditional form of golf, matchplay, should be the beneficiary of this new-found enthusiasm.
▪ I am particularly pleased to have seen these relationships mature and strengthen.
▪ He was particularly pleased with the 25 percent success rate of the initial sessions at Coalport, which started in November.
▪ He was particularly pleased with the strengthening.
▪ Mrs Porter was not particularly pleased at being interrupted by such an errand.
▪ I am so particularly pleased with these, that I should feel much gratified by possessing a duplicate copy of each.
▪ Some parents, whether openly or secretly, may feel quite pleased at the prospect of being grandparents.
▪ I am quite pleased that Auckland fly-half Grant Fox has changed his mind and made himself available for international action.
▪ I was quite pleased with it.
▪ I love daytime television so when I saw Richard and Judy staring at me from the other channel I was quite pleased.
▪ Despite this we were quite pleased that the exercise had showed the system worked.
▪ They were all done from memory and she was quite pleased with them.
▪ And Charles was quite pleased with his disguise.
▪ So far our programme had kept well to schedule and we were feeling quite pleased with ourselves.
▪ He felt rather pleased with his organization.
▪ I am, however, rather pleased that my crystal ball behaved so well this year.
▪ So Jonathan set the running order up and I was really pleased.
▪ I was really pleased when I got the job.
▪ We all had a great day and both Russell and Ellen were really pleased with the results.
▪ When she came to get me, she looked really pleased at the idea of having me working for her.
▪ I was really pleased to see the eight of them clearing up so well and independently.
▪ He was interviewed on Radio 5 this morning and he sounded really pleased.
▪ I was really pleased to see him.
▪ I felt they were really pleased to see me.
▪ I am so pleased that we have solved the dilemma and we can feel morally superior!
▪ Rosa made a little game out of answering, so pleased was she to be entertaining him with her talk.
▪ When given the game, the king was so pleased that he offered it creator anything he wanted.
▪ Your Mam and Dad were so pleased.
▪ He wasn't unhappy by any means, but not quite so pleased with himself as Rebus.
▪ It was unfortunate when a zoo lost an eagle, so why did he feel so pleased about it?
▪ And though Ernest might not be so pleased, it would make matters easier for him.
▪ At times he was clearly not too pleased with the words he was reading out.
▪ The governments were only too pleased to oblige.
▪ We would be only too pleased to provide information on the Association.
▪ Even Mrs Gebler didn't seem too pleased.
▪ They were only too pleased to grant him early retirement back in September when they needed to shed staff.
▪ Unfortunately Atticus is not too pleased to see her and tells Jem to take her and Bill home.
▪ He didn't look too pleased to see me, but then he knows what I think of his work.
▪ There will always be some one who will be only too pleased to help.
▪ I was very, very pleased to see him.
▪ We will be very pleased to receive articles from anyone out there.
▪ Around a hundred of the staff have taken part in the buyout, which we are very pleased with.
▪ I'd be very pleased to take part.
▪ The Mayor says he's very pleased.
▪ You must be very pleased with its production and appearance.
▪ But we felt better organised this time and again we felt very pleased with it as still only our second attempt.
▪ The Counts were well pleased at this; but all the people of the land were sorrowful.
▪ Despite this setback Coote pronounced himself well pleased with the state of the streets in the metropolis.
▪ By teatime, Landless was well pleased with his day's work and the careful planning which had gone into it.
▪ From their conversation, as they passed down the corridor, they were well pleased with the advice they had received.
▪ Fred was now twenty-six, also tall, but stout and florid and extremely well pleased with himself.
▪ He was well pleased with the fruits that his Technique bore at the school.
▪ As he settled, he looked well pleased with the manoeuvre.
▪ The owner would not be well pleased.
as pleased as Punch
as pleased as punch
▪ He's as pleased as punch about the baby.
▪ He had landed a contract as pleased as Punch, and I made a feast for his friends.
▪ He was a strong, healthy lad and as pleased as punch to be working with Dad.
be glad/delighted/pleased etc to see the back of sb/sth
be glad/pleased etc to see the back of sb/sth
be only too glad/pleased to do sth
▪ Cliff is only too pleased to prepare a celebratory meal for any special occasion.
▪ I was only too glad to help.
▪ If none is required, they will be only too pleased to tell you.
▪ She was only too glad to have even this talk bouncing against walls that had become a tomb.
▪ The governments were only too pleased to oblige.
▪ The Library would be only too pleased to explore further suggestions along similar lines. 13.4.
▪ They know the way that the wind is blowing, and would be only too pleased to be redeployed into another trade.
▪ We would be only too pleased to provide information on the Association.
couldn't be better/worse/more pleased etc
surprised/angry/pleased etc isn't the word for it
you will be delighted/pleased etc to know (that)
▪ "How's your new car?" "It's great - I'm really pleased with it."
▪ "That was quite a performance," he said, looking pleased.
▪ His parents were very pleased about his award.
▪ I was so pleased when they said they'd be able to stay another week.
▪ Laurie was pleased that her daughter decided to go to college.
▪ Tom's teacher was pleased with his progress.
▪ We're all quite pleased with Amada's progress.
▪ Were you pleased when you saw the results?
▪ You'll be pleased to hear that your application has been accepted.
▪ He appeared genuinely pleased to see his reception-class teacher!
▪ He was particularly pleased with the 25 percent success rate of the initial sessions at Coalport, which started in November.
▪ I was very, very pleased to see him.
▪ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory I am pleased to say that the Sizewell B project is progressing on time and to cost.
▪ She rang James Morris as soon as she was in, pleased to locate him in his office.
▪ Therefore, I am pleased to support this plea.
▪ They were pleased with the results and reported an increase in their social activities.
▪ Whilst still a comparatively new system of management those who practised it were very pleased with the results.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

    What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.

  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.

    To be pleased in or To be pleased 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.


Pleased \Pleased\, a. Experiencing pleasure. -- Pleas"ed*ly, adv. -- Pleas"ed*ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"satisfied, contented," late 14c., past participle adjective from please (v.).

  1. happy, content v

  2. (en-past of: please)

  1. adj. experiencing or manifesting pleasure [ant: displeased]

  2. feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child" [syn: proud of(p)]

  3. experiencing pleasure or joy; "happy you are here"; "pleased with the good news" [syn: happy]


Usage examples of "pleased".

The mistress of the house was fond of ready-made phrases, and she adopted this one, about Julien, very pleased at having invited an academician to dine with them.

Will you suffer me therefore to beg, unless any consideration restrains you, that you would be pleased to acquaint me what motives have induced you thus to withdraw from the society of mankind, and to betake yourself to a course of life to which it sufficiently appears you were not born?

I was still more pleased at the chance which had made me acquainted with Martinelli, whom I had known by repute for six years.

I was pleased with the columbine, and felt a strong desire to be acquainted with her.

Western: nor did that good lady depart without leaving some wholesome admonitions with her brother, on the dreadful effects of his passion, or, as she pleased to call it, madness.

I knew that, though our father made a show of affability, he was far from pleased.

I found a solitary boy of about seventeen in charge, and was pleased to note the brightness and affability which promised cheerful information.

Leaving the shelter of the magical gardens for the first time Lyim Flewelling since his arrival in the city, Alec was pleased to feel the cold, sweet winter breeze against his face again.

Pleased with the dress and with the fact that she was ready ten minutes before Lucas was scheduled to arrive, Amaryllis walked out of her bedroom.

I was so pleased with this neat and simple control that we have employed it for several other of the key steps in the cascade - finding, for instance, that the increase in dendritic spines occurs only in a remembering and not in an amnesic group.

I was so pleased at all the amorous enjoyment her senses were evidently experiencing, that I made her easy by telling her that the success of the great magic operation depended upon the amount of pleasure she enjoyed.

After a supper which would have pleased a Lucullus, we spent twelve hours in giving each other proofs, of our passionate love, sleeping after our amorous struggles, and waking only to renew the fight.

But what pleased me extremely was that in spite of my amorous persecution she did not lose that smiling calm which so became her.

Sir Henry Ancred, asks me to write to you in reference to a portrait of himself in the character of Macbeth, for which he would be pleased to engage your services.

In the morning, if he drew the iron tray further down the annealing oven, the glass would be ready to be taken out, and Giovanni could take it if he pleased, for he knew whose it was.