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I trust that my presence is not displeasing to you?
He came to me one morning (for he lodged among us all the while we were upon the island), and it happened to be just when I was going to visit the Englishmen's colony, at the furthest part of the island; I say, he came to me, and told me, with a very grave countenance, that he had for two or three days desired an opportunity of some discourse with me, which he hoped would not be displeasing to me, because he thought it might in some measure correspond with my general design, which was the prosperity of my new colony, and perhaps might put it, at least more than he yet thought it was, in the way of God's blessing.
There was a certain degree of pride and importance about being wanted by one's lawyers in such a monstrous hurry, that was by no means displeasing to Mrs.
The passenger also threatened to go to the American and British courts against the displeasing incident.
On his return from the West Indies, Afridi said some people interfere in his work, which is displeasing, adding that he would meet the PCB chairman soon.
It reads: "We have been established for over 100 years and have been pleasing and displeasing customers ever since.
There are some eyesores so displeasing in and around the UK that they can only be one thing, an entrance to hell.
Here one also found perverse metal prosthetics, such as the harness for an index finger that plays a key role in Schinwald's eccentric masterwork Dicitio pii (Dictation of the Blessings), 2001, a film driven by the logic of the unconscious and concerned with the power of gestures and the potential of the displeasing.
There are some indications, as well, that Bruce is anxious to avoid displeasing her conservative audience.
La Rochefoucauld opened the subject of envy nicely with a silver stiletto, when he wrote: "In the misfortune of our best friends, we always find something that is not displeasing to us.