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noun as in toy

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He tells the story of the marine biologist Denise Herzing, who trained a dolphin pod to associate a set of whistles with sargassum seaweed, one of their favorite playthings.

The new technologies have created products that could not have been imagined before, including digital playthings that are often of little practical value, such as nonfungible tokens and meme cryptocurrencies.

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I would hunt around the house and dig deep into their toy bins for playthings they had long forgotten.

Yet while receiving a fair amount of criticism, Branson’s flight heralds a key step towards making space travel more accessible than ever before—even if it does just seem like a plaything for the world’s richest men right now.

In the end, he seems as much the plaything of circumstances as any of the hapless victims of the despised 47%.

Virginia Roberts, now 27, who was Epstein's sexual plaything for several years, told the Mail on Sunday.

Was the handsome young Roberts earning his keep as a sexual plaything for these women?

The three spent an hour discussing the new “plaything,” as Mr. Norwood insisted upon calling it.

In every vessel the men must have a plaything, and Jack served his bigger comrades admirably in that capacity.

Little Tommy was the only creature on earth that loved him,—his only treasure, his only plaything.

It was a dreamer's plaything and I bought it with scant savings that should have been spent on another project.

I put down in haste and with an agitated pen the terrible events of which I have been the plaything for the last few days.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to plaything, such as: bauble, gadget, pastime, amusement, doll, and game.

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