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 Meanings and Examples of CAPER
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caper
 v.  leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; skip; spring
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  He wanted to shout and to sing and to kiss her and to caper about the lawn and then run tell everyone, black and white, that she loved him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  He leaped up and for a moment she thought he was going to cut a caper, before dignity claimed him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  She hadn't energy enough to caper before them, to smile blandly at Juanita's rudeness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  "That's the caper," sanctioned Harry Haydock.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
5  Pearl, looking at this bright wonder of a house began to caper and dance, and imperatively required that the whole breadth of sunshine should be stripped off its front, and given her to play with.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VII. THE GOVERNOR'S HALL
6  Jip would bark and caper round us, and go on before, and look back on the landing, breathing short, to see that we were coming.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
7  Flimnap, the treasurer, is allowed to cut a caper on the straight rope, at least an inch higher than any other lord in the whole empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
8  He may have fallen from his horse, he may have cut a caper from the deck; he may have traveled so fast against the wind as to have brought on a violent catarrh.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 48 A FAMILY AFFAIR
9  She told herself that she was the daughter of a judge, the wife of a doctor, and that she did not care to know a capering tailor.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  The liquor soon mounted into their heads, as it generally does even with the arrantest topers newly landed from sea, and they began capering about most obstreperously.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
11  But the countryman seized his fiddle, and struck up a tune, and at the first note judge, clerks, and jailer were in motion; all began capering, and no one could hold the miser.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
12  Little Pearl's unwonted mood of sentiment lasted no longer; she laughed, and went capering down the hall so airily, that old Mr. Wilson raised a question whether even her tiptoes touched the floor.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
13  Black-mail, I suppose; an honest man paying through the nose for some of the capers of his youth.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
14  I feel as if I could be anything or everything; as if I could rant and storm, or sigh or cut capers, in any tragedy or comedy in the English language.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
15  At least we ate as much of it as was done, and made up with capers.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
Example Sentence:
1  For herself, she did nothing but caper about in the front chambers, jump on and off the bedsteads, and lie on the mattresses and piled-up bolsters and pillows before the enormous fires roaring in the chimneys.
2  For herself, she did nothing but caper about in the front chambers, jump on and off the bedsteads, and lie on the mattresses and piled-up bolsters and pillow before the enormous fires roaring in the chimneys.
3  For herself, she did nothing but caper about in the front chambers, jump on and off the bedsteads.
4  The children cut a caper in the yard.
5  He's involved in some sort of organized crime caper.
6  His universally acclaimed drama 12 Years a Slave picked up nine nominations in total, including best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, but was pipped in the race for total nominations by American Hustle, the 70s-set con caper directed by David O Russell, and Gravity, Alfonso CuarĂ³n's space walk thriller, which both scored 10.