Grimy sailors came down out of the foretop placidly announcing themselves as "a handful of private citizens of America, traveling simply for recreation
and unostentatiously," etc.
The thought of his little brother became not only his recreation
, but the object of his studies.
Newspapers are to me a constant source of delight and recreation
But it's a pity you should not have little recreations
of that sort, Casaubon: the bow always strung--that kind of thing, you know--will not do.
In this time of weakness and depression he would have made it his medicine and support, his comforter, his recreation
, and his friend, and thereby sunk deeper and deeper, and bound himself down for ever in the bathos whereinto he had fallen.
Man is for war, woman for the recreation
of the warrior, but he does not dislike it if she makes a show of fight.
Man shall be trained for war, and woman for the recreation
of the warrior: all else is folly.
This Sunday evening's recreation
they pursued like mere workmen who had a certain task to do, and did it.
She was in the habit of taking this recreation
as she conversed with Luke, to whom she was very communicative, wishing him to think well of her understanding, as her father did.
This ought to moderate the talk of those people who are so stubborn in maintaining that the French duel is the most health-giving of recreations
because of the open-air exercise it affords.
At the end of half an hour Tom had a vague general idea of his lesson, but no more, for his mind was traversing the whole field of human thought, and his hands were busy with dis- tracting recreations
Hannah was her mother's favorite, so far as Aurelia could indulge herself in such recreations
a biped like her brothers, should, when she takes to her brothers' recreations
, dress as those recreations
demand; and yet the death of Rosalind is a heavy price to pay for the lady bicyclist.
On reaching home and finding everyone entirely satisfactory and particularly charming, Darya Alexandrovna began with great liveliness telling them how she had arrived, how warmly they had received her, of the luxury and good taste in which the Vronskys lived, and of their recreations
, and she would not allow a word to be said against them.
This suggested itself as the very best thing that could possibly be done with him: the probability being, that the skipper would flog him to death, in a playful mood, some day after dinner, or would knock his brains out with an iron bar; both pastimes being, as is pretty generally known, very favourite and common recreations
among gentleman of that class.