As a bit of paper borne upon a gale he was tossed about in mid-air, the sport and plaything
of the wind.
It was wicked, and it is still more wicked to continue the work and bring still other unfortunate creatures into the world to be the butt and plaything
of cruel fate.
Your standing army is good, beyond a doubt,--a well-trained machine, an excellent plaything
for a General to move across the chessboard.
If you knew,' said Trotty, clasping his hands earnestly--'or perhaps you do know--if you know how often you have kept me company; how often you have cheered me up when I've been low; how you were quite the plaything
of my little daughter Meg (almost the only one she ever had) when first her mother died, and she and me were left alone; you won't bear malice for a hasty word
He was a plaything
such as none of the Folk possessed.
Sometimes, too, when he frightens me, it seems that he is a bulldog I have taken for a plaything
, like some of the 'frat' girls, and he is tugging hard, and showing his teeth, and threatening to break loose.
Around and over it whirled, this way and that, and a few moments later the chicken-coop dropped far away into the sea, where the big waves caught it and slid it up-hill to a foaming crest and then down-hill into a deep valley, as if it were nothing more than a plaything
to keep them amused.
I was the favorite pet and plaything
of the poor actors.
I've just finished this bit of a plaything
for my little grand nephew, Joe, up at the Glen.
I became the plaything
of two contending impulses; the desires of youth were always held in check by a faint-hearted sentimentality.
Thou could'st not prize the rose and the nightingale, but thou wast ready to kiss the swineherd for the sake of a trumpery plaything
An instrument of thy body is also thy little sagacity, my brother, which thou callest "spirit"--a little instrument and plaything
of thy big sagacity.
I was their plaything
and their idol, and something better--their child, the innocent and helpless creature bestowed on them by heaven, whom to bring up to good, and whose future lot it was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery, according as they fulfilled their duties towards me.
Well then; I have been thinking if I take any orphan to provide for, let it not be a pet and a plaything
for me, but a creature to be helped for its own sake.
I like to buy them playthings
better than what they need.