Arias claimed she had once caught him pleasuring himself while looking at photos of a little boy wearing only underwear.
I remember naught but that I wondered that you should prefer housewifery to pleasuring, answered Harriet gayly.
Darkness was coming on, and for a while he played about among the trees, pleasuring in his freedom.
One man served for pleasuring, until at some curve in the highway she met another.
Come, mama; you don't grudge them a day's pleasuring, I'm sure.
Whilst they were pleasuring in camp, the latter had taken Balkh.
Their pleasuring is on so large a scale that you cannot make it fit your times or necessities.
Wild after pleasuring and the noise in the town, and men a-looking at the countenance of I, and a-turning back for to look again.
No; you think I have been pleasuring, but it was good honest business, I assure you.
But the southern entrance and Paradise Park will remain for many years the principal centre of exploration and pleasuring.
late 14c., "condition of enjoyment," from Old French plesir, also plaisir "enjoyment, delight, desire, will" (12c.), from noun use of infinitive plaisir (v.) "to please," from Latin placere "to please, give pleasure, be approved" (see please (v.)). Ending altered in English 14c. by influence of words in -ure (measure, etc.). Meaning "sensual enjoyment as the chief object of life" is attested from 1520s.
1530s, "to take pleasure in;" 1550s as "give pleasure to," from pleasure (n.). Sexual sense by 1610s. Related: Pleasured; pleasuring.