They were deliciously aware of the cameras and at first I was amused by the effort they put into crudely camera-hogging.
After preparatory school in Illinois, Hay went to Brown University, where he amused men and charmed women.
Were they and their teachers as amused as we were, or did they view it as offensive?
I am amused by the idea that what people fear most is that their money will go to pay for sex changes.
Mr. Abe was not amused and on his Facebook page he called these taunts “the most despicable act.”
He said this in a tone of desperation which amused them all very much.
She was now to be amused with variety, and the prim was offered to her contemplation.
The face of the brilliant Diana was entirely devoted to him she amused.
The only feeling he retained for his fellow-men was that of an amused contempt.
You know, the upper classes, most of them, want to be amused all day long.
late 15c., "to divert the attention, beguile, delude," from Middle French amuser "divert, cause to muse," from a "at, to" (but here probably a causal prefix) + muser "ponder, stare fixedly" (see muse (v.)). Sense of "divert from serious business, tickle the fancy of" is recorded from 1630s, but through 18c. the primary meaning was "deceive, cheat" by first occupying the attention. Bemuse retains more of the original meaning. Related: Amused; amusing.