With ease
Ease Ease ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

They him besought Of harbor and or ease as for hire penny. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body. [1913 Webster]

Usefulness comes by labor, wit by ease. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching. --Swift. (b) Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind. [1913 Webster]

Among these nations shalt thou find no ease. --Deut. xxviii. 65. [1913 Webster]

Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. --Luke xii. 19. (c) Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address. [1913 Webster]

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Whate'er he did was done with so much ease, In him alone 't was natural to please. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{At ease}, free from pain, trouble, or anxiety. ``His soul shall dwell at ease.'' --Ps. xxv. 12.

{Chapel of ease}. See under {Chapel}.

{Ill at ease}, not at ease, disquieted; suffering; anxious.

{To stand at ease} (Mil.), to stand in a comfortable attitude in one's place in the ranks.

{With ease}, easily; without much effort.

Syn: Rest; quiet; repose; comfortableness; tranquillity; facility; easiness; readiness. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ease — ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr. ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L. ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. {Agio}, {Disease}.] 1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • ease — ease1 [i:z] n [U] [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: aise comfort ] 1.) with ease if you do something with ease, it is very easy for you to do it = ↑easily ▪ They won with ease. ▪ The security codes could be broken with relative ease . ▪ I… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ease — [[t]i͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦♦ eases, easing, eased 1) PHRASE: PHR after V If you do something with ease, you do it easily, without difficulty or effort. Anne was intelligent and capable of passing her exams with ease. ...the ease with which young people… …   English dictionary

  • ease — 1 noun (U) 1 with ease if you do something with ease, it is very easy for you to do it: The car travelled smoothly up the hillside, taking the bends with ease. | It was the ease with which the burglars got into the house that worried her. | with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ease — I n. 1) at ease (to put smb. at ease; ill at ease) 2) at ease with (she feels at ease with us) 3) (formal) for ease in (for ease in sleeping) 4) with ease (he can lift a hundred pounds with great ease) II v. (P; refl., tr.) they eased the piano… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • ease — ease1 [ iz ] verb ** ▸ 1 make less severe ▸ 2 move slowly & carefully ▸ 3 about rule/punishment ▸ 4 make process easier ▸ 5 about bad weather ▸ 6 become more relaxed ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to make a problem, bad situation, or pain less… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ease — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ consummate (esp. BrE), great ▪ astonishing, incredible, remarkable, surprising ▪ alarming (esp. BrE) …   Collocations dictionary

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