Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
EASESEast Asia Environment and Social Development Unit (World Bank)
References in classic literature ?
And if his successors had been united they would have enjoyed it securely and at their ease, for there were no tumults raised in the kingdom except those they provoked themselves.
Pleasant the sense of being hurried along in swift ease through English scenes, so like those round his own home, only not quite so charming.
Jem Rodney was the man--there was ease in the thought.
The sea was calm and delightful, and our minds were at ease, for we imagined ourselves past danger; but soon found we had flattered ourselves too soon with security, for we came within sight of several barks of Malabar, which had been hid behind a point of land which we were going to double.
Our greatness will appear Then most conspicuous, when great things of small, Useful of hurtful, prosperous of adverse We can create, and in what place so e're Thrive under evil, and work ease out of pain Through labour and endurance.
They have been ill at ease since they were forced to accept so many human beings into their confidence.
Never in his life had he felt so supremely at his ease with one of the opposite sex.
With what cheerful ease, what happy, though false, security, had she then looked around her, enjoying everything present, and fearing little in future, beyond Henry's going to Woodston for a day
Gilmore's mind is at ease on this unpleasant subject, and your mind is at ease--pray set my mind at ease also by writing the note.
I think, Harold, that you would do better to take this money of mine, than to use that which seems to you to be gained with ease.
However, as this mistake of the landlord sufficiently accounted for those passages which Sophia had before mistaken, she acquired some ease on that account; nor could she, upon the whole, forbear smiling.
Resuming his boisterous manner with the same ease with which he had thrown it off, Quilp was in an instant the same uproarious, reckless little savage he had been a few seconds before.