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While punishing a team for breaking the rules is an important part of ensuring fair play, the arbitrary enforcement12 of what are often vaguely written13 laws can have an outsized effect on the outcome of a football game.

On the PrimeDice app, you don’t need to worry about fair play.

I know the Olympics is about the spirit of the Olympics and fairness and fair play, and I don't see why that should be restricted to just sports.

Reed’s commitment to fair play has been questioned at other times, too, including during his college days, accusations that he has denied.

He is on trial along with three others, and Bogucki is blowing the whistle on government practices he says are not fair play.

There was no direct translation in China for the British sense of fair play that went hand in hand with sport.

A chess master who has lost a match and whose sense of fair play now prevents him from crying about an unsuccessful gambit?

Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.

So fair play to Kate for not taking any chances with the wellbeing of the future king or queen.

He is a believer in fair play and seldom starts out of his own accord to make anyone trouble.

There may be a sort of inverted vanity in refusing fair play to a power, on that ground.

In your love of justice; in your love of Ireland; in your love of honesty and fair play, I place my confidence.

Fair play meant with him something more than fair play for the sake of sport—it meant as well fair play for the sake of justice.

They were ready to fight for their rights and squeal their protests for fair play before they were an hour old.


On this page you'll find 124 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fair play, such as: civil rights, coordination, equal opportunity, fairness, identity, and impartiality.

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