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I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
He caught himself in the act of listening to you too credulously—and that seemed to him unmanly and dishonorable.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Her attachment to impressionism leads this artist to many experiments in color—or, as one critic wrote, "to play with color."
He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He had, however, recovered sufficiently to enable him to act with promptitude and discretion.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Our class has swelled to about a dozen persons now, and a good many others come and play to him once or twice and then go.
It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata.

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