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Word: frolic

Definition: play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs


Sentences Containing 'frolic'

But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha!
For example, a minor detour would not take an employee out of the course of his employment, but a 'frolic of his own', which did not at all involve his duties, would.
He applied from Connecticut and was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1864, he spent 2 years in "Colorado" and "Frolic"; 3 years in "Portsmouth" and "Lancaster"; and 3 years at the Naval Academy.
PAST field schools helped California Parks move forward in nominating the Gold Rush Era, shipwreck, "Frolic" on the Mendocino Coast for inclusion in California's State Underwater Parks.
Satirical material came to him from every public event – wars abroad, the enemies of Britain (he was highly patriotic), the frolic, among other qualities, such as the weird and terrible, in which he excelled.
“It is a cheap piece of bald-faced slapstick comedy,” he wrote, “that treats the hideous depredations of that sleazy, moronic pair as though they were as full of fun and frolic as the jazz-age cut-ups in "Thoroughly Modern Millie"…” Other notices, including those from "Time" and "Newsweek" magazines, were equally dismissive.

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