willingness to please

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Her husband was a grave looking young man of five or six and twenty, with an air of more fashion and sense than his wife, but of less willingness to please or be pleased.
At the heart of good hospitality is just a willingness to please and a passion to excel and that emotion cuts across cultures - yes we have a rather strong recruitment process to ensure we get the right energy into the system but it still requires constant training and close supervision.
His apologetic demeanour and willingness to please makes even my iron heart melt.
It is his willingness to please that makes him such a wonderful dog to take home and get to know over the years.
That sense of humour and willingness to please fans - even those who don't recognise him - has earned Matt a reputation as one of the nicest men in Tinseltown.
His sense of humour and willingness to please fans has earned him a reputation as one of the nicest men in Tinseltown.
Social engineering exploits human nature and plays on victims emotions such as protecting themselves, their family and finances, gaining something of advantage or willingness to please others.
Sasha is super intelligent and loves treats so will be very easy to train as she has a great willingness to please.
Israelis will no doubt find his willingness to please his puppet masters in Tel Aviv and Washington amusing when Netanyahu and his cohort Avigdor Lieberman have no intention of working toward a Palestinian state of any description and hardly bother to pay lip-service to the concept nowadays.
Peer pressure is a strong motivating force, and workers' willingness to please people who mean something to them is often a stronger motivating force than financial rewards.
Martina (Molly) Molloy, a BHS qualified riding instructor in Bahrain, feels they have always given to her, with their kindness, loyalty and willingness to please.
Now, I think that was a misunderstanding or a willingness to please.