As for Simmons, he gets to ease his conscience while also burnishing his personal brand of savvy fandom.
They know that getting through bad times with grace is as important as enjoying the ease of the good times.
And she completely unflappable, transitioning between discussions of sex toys and Stalinism with the ease of a true polymath.
Christie continued to have a radar for setting at ease those whom Coben calls “in a corner feeling uncomfortable.”
But with a new pregnancy securely under way, she felt more at ease.
Germain felt ill at ease in this company, and did not eat heartily.
It is a spectre which “with dread of change perplexes” him who lives at ease.
Racksole observed with satisfaction that Mr Hazell was entirely at his ease.
Then, over a pipe, if the gentleman smoked, they might talk at their ease.
Besides, he felt so much more at leisure and at ease than on the former occasion.
early 13c., from Old French aise "comfort, pleasure, well-being; opportunity," of unknown origin, despite attempts to link it to various Latin verbs.
The earliest senses in French appear to be 1. "elbow-room" (from an 11th century Hebrew-French glossary) and 2. "opportunity." This led Sophus Bugge to suggest an origin in Vulgar Latin asa, a shortened form of Latin ansa "handle," which could be used in the figurative sense of "opportunity, occasion," as well as being a possible synonym for "elbow," because Latin ansatus "furnished with handles" also was used to mean "having the arms akimbo." OED editors report this theory, and write, "This is not very satisfactory, but it does not appear that any equally plausible alternative has yet been proposed."
c.1300, "to help, assist," see ease (n.). Meaning "to give ease" is from mid-14c.; the sense of "to relax one's efforts" is from 1863. Farmer reports ease in a slang sense of "to content a woman" sexually, with an 1861 date. Related: Eased; easing.
General purpose parallel programming language, combining the process constructs of CSP and the distributed data structures of Linda. "Programming with Ease: Semiotic Definition of the Language", S.E. Zenith,