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Word: sportive

Definition: playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike


Sentences Containing 'sportive'

Georgiana had the highest opinion in the world of Elizabeth; though at first she often listened with an astonishment bordering on alarm at her lively, sportive, manner of talking to her brother.
Traddles would be often at the bottom of the staircase, looking on, and taking charge of sportive messages from Dora to the dearest girl in the world.

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