playfulness


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the state of being full of high-spirited fun

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a festive merry feeling

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activities that are enjoyable or amusing

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Again he strove for playfulness of speech, but it was too great a moment for even love fractiousness to enter in.
Now whether the tall horse, in the natural playfulness of his disposition, was desirous of having a little innocent recreation with Mr.
It was a bit of simulated playfulness, but the bushman sprang back in evident fright.
There was a playfulness about her nips and a gentleness that prevented them from really hurting him.
Maggie," said Philip, with surprise, "it is not like you to take playfulness literally.
said Lady Lundie, with a ponderous playfulness wonderful to see.
The playfulness of Lady Lundie, being essentially heavy, followed the same rule.
I am playful; playfulness is a part of my amiable character.
It had the effect of banishing his assumed playfulness, which made his serious explanation the more irritating.
When the light of the glimmering lantern had faded quite away, the minister discovered, by the faintness which came over him, that the last few moments had been a crisis of terrible anxiety, although his mind had made an involuntary effort to relieve itself by a kind of lurid playfulness.
They emphasize play and playfulness in the curriculum, current research on the importance of the voice of the child in enabling adults to understand play and playfulness, and how this approach creates motivation, confidence, and involvement in learning.
She's capable of great emotion and passion and at the same time, anybody who's hung out with her for a while, which I did, knows that she's also got a wicked sense of humour, and she's got that kind of playfulness.
It is a general exploration of play and playfulness and how we can act, express, and interact playfully in a variety of ways within our virtual and physical worlds.
His translations abound with playfulness and experimentation, including two Russian translations of "Ozymandias," by Percy Bysshe Shelley, one of which is a "Google translation," and his poems feature this same humor yet also profound emotion.
My wonderful maker, with great purpose, filled my favorite darling with many characteristics that are of value: extraordinary skill, playfulness, expressiveness; early morning droplets of water from the evenings moisture, collected in May and believed to have special healing properties that men might chew on slowly.