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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Canoy said Negros Occidental is now one of the disport (discharge port) provinces in the Visayas for the arrival of imported rice from Vietnam.
This is a prelude to the coup de theatre as the visitor enters the largest space where, under a star-spangled dome, and to 1930s dance music, figures disport themselves in a swimming pool, while elegant ladies descend and ascend the central stairs.
The giants cannot disport themselves in their own class; they must be prepared to face the dwarfs of lower spheres, and sometimes - indeed, very often - they come down with a resounding crash."
Copenhagen is a well-mannered city, laced by canals where swimmers disport themselves in purpose built floating structures of high design.
Machray also looks at other places, such as New Brighton: "One of the resorts where Liverpool people disport themselves on the sands and where all the curious and picturesque sights of the seaside are to be seen all summer long."
Such plants give vital structure and though many of them lose their leaves during winter, there are a few that choose this time of year to disport themselves.
The surveyor and cargo handler item B in the contract read: "Seller shall utilize the cargo handler appointed by the buyer for the unloading and delivery of cargoes from the disport to the designated warehouses, for the sellers account.
The living world is celebrated but not exactly romanticized; angels share space with mastodons, and bears disport themselves with wild grapes but will happily eat tourists who hem them in with cameras.
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.
In July 1889, the newspaper reported that a crowd gathered at the plaza to watch the new young alligator "disport himself in foreign waters."
Or the description of the outlandish type of garments worn in certain regions, such as women's dresses reported to be so roomy as to allow a male to sneak in from under and disport himself, then move on through the garment to the next woman's dress until he has in this manner visited a whole circle of women without being caught.
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 ...
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.