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sporting

[ spawr-ting, spohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF sporting

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPORTING

But, then, there are times when the sporting instinct sways all else.

We often hear this attributed admiringly to "the sporting instinct."

If it were made what he called a “sporting proposition” he might consider it.

There are two breeds of sporting dogs: the Castorian and the fox-like.

There is nothing else at the court but dancing and sporting.'

By the way, have you seen the sporting page of the Gazette this morning?

As dinner proceeded, the sporting characters carried the day.

It was the sporting world's token of forgiveness; of friendship.

Yes, Hinton, these are my sporting friends, sipping my wine while they plot my ruin.

The conversation was, therefore, entirely of a sporting character.

WORD ORIGIN

"characterized by conduct constant with that of a sportsman," 1799 (e.g. sporting chance, 1897), from present participle of sport (v.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SPORTING

athletic

adjectiverelating to sports
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  • contesting
  • exercise-related
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  • team

hunt

nounsearch, chase
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