disport


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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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But I fancy there were times when she thought it rather hard that the daughter of a roving adventurer--as she considered him--like Blair Stanley should disport herself in silk dresses, while her own daughters must go clad in gingham and muslin--for those were the days when a feminine creature got one silk dress in her lifetime, and seldom more than one.
At a very early hour in the morning, twice or thrice a week, Miss Briggs used to betake herself to a bathing-machine, and disport in the water in a flannel gown and an oilskin cap.
Having made this grand point, he wandered into a denser haze and maze of nonsense than even a mayor might have been expected to disport himself in, and came out of it with the brilliant discovery that to take the life of a fellow-creature was to take something that didn't belong to you.
Up a wide and ancient staircase the smart girl preceded Tom, shading the chamber candle with her hand, to protect it from the currents of air which in such a rambling old place might have found plenty of room to disport themselves in, without blowing the candle out, but which did blow it out nevertheless--thus affording Tom's enemies an opportunity of asserting that it was he, and not the wind, who extinguished the candle, and that while he pretended to be blowing it alight again, he was in fact kissing the girl.
Having disburdened himself of everything he had to relate to his bathing friends, he left them to their aquatic disports, and proceeded onward with the captain and his companions.
Higgins, left alone, rattles his cash in his pocket; chuckles; and disports himself in a highly self-satisfied manner.
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2) henne ho gef hym god day, and wyth a glent lazed, And as ho stod, ho stonyed hym wyth ful stor wordez: 'Now he pat spedez vche speech pis disport zelde yow
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.
As the anonymous poet writes: "At either end / Holding opposing corners of the field / A youth and a damsel did disport themselves / In costume airy, mystic, and wonderful .
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.
Set in a zephyr-cooled arcadia of "wild poetry and bucolic charm," in which nymphs, druids, and troubadours disport in a landscape of leafy bowers and glades, Astrea and Celadon was indulged by many critics as the barmy lark of an old man, void of the director's customary moral rigor.
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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 .