verb (used with object), a·mused, a·mus·ing.
- to engross; absorb.
- to puzzle; distract.
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It alternately amused and annoyed Adams, who repeatedly pointed out that he was following the debate rules, and who unloaded on Yang for leaving the city during the worst of the pandemic.
Miss Manners is amused that a paper invitation is being sent with a computer link on it.Miss Manners: Grandson graduates but gets no gifts|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
This is baseball — quintessentially unpredictable, any-day-can-astound-or-amuse-us baseball.One unforgettable day at Nationals Park was the culmination of 18 months — and 50 years — of waiting|Thomas M. Boswell|April 7, 2021|Washington Post
Which amuses me as cutting fees to zero, which they have largely done, is at once a great way to democratize investing, and, also, a great way to encourage folks to trade more frequently.How trading apps are responding to the GameStop fustercluck|Alex Wilhelm|January 27, 2021|TechCrunch
Washington interim coach Bill Callahan wasn’t amused, but the incident seemed like a potential learning experience, and one that everyone might well look back on and laugh at after Haskins established himself as the franchise’s answer at quarterback.Fan who snapped selfie with Dwayne Haskins hopes the QB gets a fresh start|Scott Allen|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
The purpose of art,” Bemelmans once said, “is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.Madeline’s New York Moment: Ludwig Bemelmans’ Heroine Comes Home|Erin Cunningham|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse.
The Embassy produced a short video in advance of the trip, which, in the spirit of our times, is meant to both inform and amuse.
His masters would then amuse themselves by pelting him with bones.
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork—reading, writing, thinking—can.
It did not amuse me, nor, so far as I could discern, was Monsieur de Tressan greatly taken with it.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
You think that if a man's charming, that's the end of him, and that all he's good for is to amuse a few old ladies at a tea party.First Plays|A. A. Milne
When he was in a good humour he used to amuse himself by saying, 'It's the first time a pipe has changed into a shoe.'Honey-Bee|Anatole France
It is a big world she sees, big enough and beautiful enough to amuse a little girl for some while.Child Life In Town And Country|Anatole France
You, who love to amuse yourself in all depths, will you not make an excursion into the depths of Edgar Poe?Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier