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How to use wantoning in a sentence

The flowers grew in the sarcophagi with a wild exuberance, wantoning, it seemed, in mockery of the tomb from which they sprang.
MRS. CRADDOCKW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
The noble Persian chooses time most fit For wantoning,—the hour of sacrifice And battle prayer.
THE MORTAL GODS AND OTHER PLAYSOLIVE TILFORD DARGAN
Every body she is with taken with Hickman; yet she cannot help wantoning with the power his obsequious love gives her over him.
CLARISSA, OR THE HISTORY OF A YOUNG LADY, VOLUME 8SAMUEL RICHARDSON
Marry, seemeth it to thee thou hast not enough to do at home, that thou must go wantoning it in other folk's preserves?
THE DECAMERON OF GIOVANNI BOCCACCIOGIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
We find him renewing his favourite pastimes—killing, wantoning, disputing with his employers, and working diligently at his trade.
RENAISSANCE IN ITALY VOL. 3JOHN ADDINGTON SYMONDS
It murmured glittering in the sun; it seemed to sing as on it run, enchanting while a wantoning, as in a merry dream.
LEGENDS OF FLORENCECHARLES GODFREY LELAND
The inhabitants, heedless and careless as before, are wantoning and revelling.
THE LITTLE GLEANER, VOL. X.VARIOUS

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