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The world's literature and folklore are full of stories that point out how futile it can be to seek happiness. Rather, happiness is a blessing that comes to you as you go along; a treasure that you incidentally find.
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English

Etymology

Old French entre, among + tenir, to hold

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to entertain

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
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to entertain (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To amuse someone (usually by professional entertainers).
    The motivational speaker not only instructed but also entertained the audience.
  2. (transitive) To have someone over at one's home for a party or visit.
    They enjoy entertaining a lot.
  3. (transitive) To have a thought in mind.
    The committee would like to entertain the idea of reducing the budget figures

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