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Synonyms for disport

to occupy oneself with amusement or diversion

to make a public and usually ostentatious show of

activity engaged in for relaxation and amusement

Synonyms for disport

occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

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What appals to me is the way in which today's younger generation disport themselves, shuffling along the aisles, with little effort at selfpresentation.
Casanova's passionate penchant finds a champion in Szentkuthy's mordantly sensuous regard, especially for what Casanova calls the "vegetative life" of nature, treating his subject as a prompter to frame new roles, don new masks with which to disport and display their shared elan.
One is an Italian starter, buttermilk gnocchi ($8), which arranges five perfect lozenges of the cheese-rich dumplings on a prim skim of sage brown butter in which delicately browned mushrooms disport.
Or the description of the outlandish type of garments worn in certain regions, such as women's dresses reported to be so roomy as to allow a male to sneak in from under and disport himself, then move on through the garment to the next woman's dress until he has in this manner visited a whole circle of women without being caught.
In the late 16th century, Elizabeth I addressed her British troops in Tilbury: "I am come among you as you see, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of battle, to live and die among you, to lay down for my God .
Fair enough, there is a special room for smokers but the door of that small chamber is left permanently open and many smokers disport themselves in the corridor and staircases.
Some years ago I wrote a slightly boisterous piece in which I sneered sarcastically at Peter's Friends, made by Kenneth Branagh for his old Cambridge chums to disport themselves.
Fat matrons burst out of corsets with the full flush of sexual confidence, and chubby chavs cheerily disport themselves on beaches and in pubs.
8 Les Amours d'Astree et de Celadon (Eric Rohmer) It's tempting to treat Rohmer's fete champetre, in which shepherdesses, druids, and nymphs disport in fifth-century Gaul, as barmy divertissement, but the film is in its way as devout as Bresson's Lancelot du Lac, deadly serious about faith, fidelity, and forgiveness.
Cornillac and Depardieu disport themselves with tongue-in-cheek relish, but the gags aren't clever enough and most of the camp material dates from way before the Village People.
1999); Stossel's "Echo Chamber of Horrors," on what happened on TV on election night 2000; Todd Gitlin's many articles, such as his takedown of FOX News, "We Disport.
In the water, courtiers, fish, and turtles disport themselves; two waterwheels raise chains of buckets.
I am come amongst you all," she said, "as you see at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood even in the dust.
El texto aparece con un subtitulo explicatorio: "A Disport of Diverse Noble Personages.
For instance, why do dancing women disport themselves in liturgical manuscripts (plates 5 and 45)?