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leisure

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Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
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Etymology

From Old French leisir (French loisir), substantive use of a verb, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] licēre ‘be permitted’.

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leisure

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leisure (-)
  1. Freedom provided by the cessation of activities.
  2. Time free from work or duties.
    • 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Book 1, Part 1.
      This is why the mathematical arts were founded in Egypt; for there the priestly caste was allowed to be at leisure.

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