She seldom ran--it did not suit her style, she thought, for being tall, the stately and Junoesque was more appropriate than the sportive
And then what a happiness would it have been could Hester Prynne have heard her clear, bird-like voice mingling with the uproar of other childish voices, and have distinguished and unravelled her own darling's tones, amid all the entangled outcry of a group of sportive
Arch, volatile, a sportive
bird, By social glee inspired; Ambitious to be seen or heard, And pleased to be admired
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.
And he had better play there," said my sister, shaking her head at me as an encouragement to be extremely light and sportive
, "or I'll work him.
The duke had a majordomo of a very facetious and sportive
turn, and he it was that played the part of Merlin, made all the arrangements for the late adventure, composed the verses, and got a page to represent Dulcinea; and now, with the assistance of his master and mistress, he got up another of the drollest and strangest contrivances that can be imagined.
I remember how I, invariably so taciturn, suddenly fastened upon Zverkov, when one day talking at a leisure moment with his schoolfellows of his future relations with the fair sex, and growing as sportive
as a puppy in the sun, he all at once declared that he would not leave a single village girl on his estate unnoticed, that that was his droit de seigneur, and that if the peasants dared to protest he would have them all flogged and double the tax on them, the bearded rascals.
For instance, it says that one may have many, many fancies, my Barbara--that as soon as the spring comes on, one's thoughts become uniformly pleasant and sportive
and witty, for the reason that, at that season, the mind inclines readily to tenderness, and the world takes on a more roseate hue.
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.
But with the Pygmies he was the most sportive
and humorous, and merry-hearted, and sweet-tempered old Giant that ever washed his face in a wet cloud.
The poor fellow stood for a moment, bewildered and aghast, then dropping his traps, wheeled and made off at full speed, quickened by a sportive
volley which the Indians rattled after him.
The airy image, as if conscious that she was the object of the murmurs and disturbance that swelled behind her, appeared slightly vexed and flustered, yet still in a manner consistent with the light vivacity and sportive
mischief that were written in her countenance.