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Used to emphasize the manner in which someone does something, especially when this is seen as surprising:‘she walked forward as calm as you please’
- ‘There I'd be driving along just as nice as you please and in the passenger seat the fellow would be bouncing up and down, up and down.’
- ‘Mehinakrota walked in as bold as you please, his head held high.’
- ‘You can feel as ridiculous as you please or you can admire the pretty mosaic tiles, breathe in the herb-infused vapours and let the heat take over.’
- ‘The staff are friendly without being saccharine and are quite willing to let you linger for as long as you please over a cup of coffee.’
- ‘They're gone and he's sneaking up on the place and jerking doors open and windows as quick as you please.’
- ‘He stopped about two feet from me, as casual as you please, staring down at me, and I staring at him with a mixture of determination and fear.’
- ‘Now, imagine controlling that character and wandering about for as long as you please, taking in the fully interactive and insanely large environments.’
- ‘She stood as pretty as you please in her sunbonnet, and long dress in the hot weather waiting for my brother Dick to come up and see her.’
- ‘Once you've got the material, you can be as creative as you please with sewing or painting on patterns.’
- ‘Stay as long as you please then, Mr. Benito, Mr. Kane.’
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