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noun as in leisure activity

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His concept—a simple binding system for both feet—went on to legitimize the now popular pastime.

As the debates among experts continue, many older people who are being vaccinated welcome the possibility of returning to favorite pastimes, hugging a loved one and taking better care of themselves.

While gaming may seem like a mere pastime for the wounded, it’s actually considered constructive therapy.

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As it turns out, there’s a unique term, from the Dutch, for this sort of pastime.

It was this last pastime that primed him to come up with an idea for producing water vortices.

Of course the other great American Pastime is voting, and many are starting to wonder about that as well.

Cooking up scientific explanations of the plagues has been a pastime for years.

The revelations may sound absurd to the rest of the world, but in Italy faking sick leave is a national pastime.

And if horse racing endures and survives, it will be the result of an overdue focus on the august animal that defines the pastime.

In their homeland, after all, the sport truly is an undisputed national pastime.

Everyone with whom he came in contact regarded music merely as a pastime, without serious significance in life.

The young lawyer was abruptly interrupted in his pastime of ejecting Scattergood forcibly.

Stanley Hall also went for pastime, and Billy Towler slid into the boat like an eel, without leave, just as it pushed off.

The pastime consisted of riding on horseback and aiming a lance at one of the holes in the broad end of the crossbar.

He was with me in the first Asturian campaign—a fellow who has a fortune, and loves doctoring as a pastime.


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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pastime, such as: amusement, diversion, fun, hobby, recreation, and distraction.

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