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All these quick and lively sallies were said sportively, quite in jest, and with a smile, which showed that he meant only wit.
The little fires were sportively burning outside of each teepee, where the morning meal had been prepared.
Sportive myths are treated sportively, as in the story of Ares and Aphrodite in the Odyssey.
A little wind blew sportively around Miss Stiles' large hat.
THE CATHEDRALSIR HUGH WALPOLE
He was making love to her in a sense, sometimes sportively, sometimes plaintively, and he was difficult to resist.
A BED OF ROSESW. L. GEORGE
In one of my letters, half sportively, yet in a serious tone, I asked him ‘what he thought of the German Philosophy?’
She spoke sportively, benignantly, without knowing the deep truth of her words.
ERNEST LINWOODCAROLINE LEE HENTZ
"Then you got time, ain't you, to buy a girl a glass o'—" She stopped and winked sportively.
WIDE COURSESJAMES BRENDAN CONNOLLY
It drops down to us; we sheer aside and slow a pace, and it lingers and dallies sportively abeam.
MERCHANTMEN-AT-ARMSDAVID W. BONE
Thy Muse has sportively indited what the charming fair may sing; and thy early youth has been passed amidst its own numbers.

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