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Synonyms for pastime

Synonyms for pastime

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

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All the hereditary pastimes of Old England were transplanted hither.
Their festivals were fast days, and their chief pastime the singing of psalms.
One's safest course that day was to clasp a railing and hang on; walking was too precarious a pastime.
Oh no, we are good friends with him," said Nicholas in the simplicity of his heart; it did not enter his head that a pastime so pleasant to himself might not be pleasant to someone else.
Have you taken it up for a pastime, or - to earn money?
Then would war, the pastime of monarchs, be almost inoffensive, and battles between great armies might be fought at the particular desire of several ladies of quality; who, together with the kings themselves, might be actual spectators of the conflict.
Well-known people too have hobbies and pastimes and it is fun to know how they enjoy themselves.
Youngsters no longer participate in time-honoured pastimes like conkers, hopscotch and marbles with over half of kids saying their favourite game is the Nintendo Wii.
THE bookies will tell you that betting is one of the great British pastimes.
Back in the 50's and early 60's one of the favorite pastimes of the younger generation was to cruise their cars up and down a fashionable street -- especially on a Saturday night.
One had to find pastimes and other forms of entertainment.
For those in their 30s, the most popular pastimes were going to the gym, eating out and watching television.
This sickening "sport" is so outdated in this computer age and the Royal family is so lacking in imagination because there are plenty of other pastimes to enjoy and all humane.
Clydesdale Bank retail director Steve Reid said: "As the credit crunch bites, many of us are looking at how we can cut costs but are reluctant to give up our favourite pastimes.
He is bemoaning the fact his jet-setting lifestyle has ruled out one of his favourite pastimes - playing bridge.