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 for entertained
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Entertain \En`ter*tain"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Entertained; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Entertaining.] [F. entretenir; entre between
     (L. inter) + tenir to hold, L. tenere. See Tenable.]
     1. To be at the charges of; to take or keep in one's service;
        to maintain; to support; to harbor; to keep.
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              You, sir, I entertain for one of my hundred. --Shak.
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     2. To give hospitable reception and maintenance to; to
        receive at one's board, or into one's house; to receive as
        a guest.
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              Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby
              some have entertained unawares.       --Heb. xiii.
                                                    2.
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     3. To engage the attention of agreeably; to amuse with that
        which makes the time pass pleasantly; to divert; as, to
        entertain friends with conversation, etc.
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              The weary time she can not entertain. --Shak.
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     4. To give reception to; to receive, in general; to receive
        and take into consideration; to admit, treat, or make use
        of; as, to entertain a proposal.
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              I am not here going to entertain so large a theme as
              the philosophy of Locke.              --De Quincey.
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              A rumor gained ground, -- and, however absurd, was
              entertained by some very sensible people.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
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     5. To meet or encounter, as an enemy. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     6. To keep, hold, or maintain in the mind with favor; to keep
        in the mind; to harbor; to cherish; as, to entertain
        sentiments.
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     7. To lead on; to bring along; to introduce. [Obs.]
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              To baptize all nations, and entertain them into the
              services institutions of the holy Jesus. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
  
     Syn: To amuse; divert; maintain. See Amuse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  entertained \entertained\ adj.
     p. p. of entertain.
  
     Syn: amused, diverted.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  entertained
      adj 1: pleasantly occupied; "We are not amused" -Queen Victoria
             [syn: amused, diverted, entertained]

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