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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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)?
The Belgian GIB group (Quick fast-food restaurants, Disport retail outlets.
At one end, selected companies of professional players from the London playhouses would be brought to court to perform commercial plays for the amusement of royalty and their guests; at the other, royalty and guests might themselves disport in amateur theatricals written and staged to their own differing but equally exacting standards.
In their liturgy," Kavanagh says, "Christians disport themselves warily with One for whom their universe is but the snap of a finger" (119-20).
Thus did two of Los Angeles' leading political lights - Mayor Richard Riordan and Councilwoman Laura Chick - disport themselves Tuesday night before a sold-out crowd of 750 in a Warner Center hotel, reading from the play ``Love Letters'' to raise money for Canoga Park's Madrid Theater.
Adams' rich but not-so-famous denizens of the upper crust educate and narrate, enrich and bewitch, sport and disport, lose themselves and find themselves again, as they progress and sometimes regress from the certainties of youth in the 1940s and '50s through the cyclonic '60s and '70s to tentative conclusions in the aging '80s and '90s.