Thesaurus / sportive

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Such are the tricks which destiny, a sportive imp, plays with human affairs.

The Smuggler's CaveGeorge A. Birmingham

He looked round, and with sportive tenderness gazed into his daughters eyes.

The Bishop's ApronW. Somerset Maugham

The transient, sportive disorder of the little boys was but a harmless ripple on the surface of her thought.

She answered only with a sportive, delighted arch smile, seated herself at the instrument, and dashed off into a brilliant waltz.

Mildred at HomeMartha Finley

Thus you see that your disquiets have had no foundation but in the sportive malice of your talkative neighbour.

Jane TalbotCharles Brockden Brown

The theory was charming in itself, and only a woman like Edith, whose fancy had always been sportive, would have dreamed it.

The Art of DisappearingJohn Talbot Smith

Soon after they had departed, he, in a sportive humor, ordered his vizier to make out a list of all the fools in his dominions.

Celebrate the bull among the cows, for it is the sportive host of the Maruts; he grew as he tasted the rain.

It appears that the otter, in its native haunts, is of a playful and sportive humor.

These sportive souls indeed managed amongst them to "hit his felt hat and graze his left thumb" with shot.

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