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 Meanings and Examples of PASTIME
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 n.  an activity that is done for enjoyment; amusement
Classic Sentence:
1  Laurie's eyes followed her with pleasure, for she neither romped nor sauntered, but danced with spirit and grace, making the delightsome pastime what it should be.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
2  I give you leave, returned Laurie, who enjoyed having someone to tease, after his long abstinence from his favorite pastime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
3  Soon finding, however, that either she or the image was unreal, she turned elsewhere for better pastime.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
4  They feel that this is something different, that this is not a mere pastime, that this woman is dearer to me than life.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 21
5  He was startled when they came upon him while he was engaged in this latter pastime, and his colour changed.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
6  Desperately fond of dancing herself, one of Eustacia's expectations of Paris had been the opportunity it might afford her of indulgence in this favourite pastime.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
7  The one and the other may serve as a pastime.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XI
8  As it is now, war is the favorite pastime of the idle and frivolous.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV
9  Mr. Pontellier himself had no particular leaning toward horseracing, and was even rather inclined to discourage it as a pastime, especially when he considered the fate of that blue-grass farm in Kentucky.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXIII
10  However difficult it might be, or rather as he pretended it was, to astonish our young traveler, this pastime really astonished him.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
11  I did not omit even our sports and pastimes, or any other particular which I thought might redound to the honour of my country.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER VI.
12  I was asked not long ago to tell something about the sports and pastimes that I engaged in during my youth.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter I.
Example Sentence:
1  "Rochester was so willing to receive and looked so grateful for the pastime given him; you have noticed this?" "Grateful! I cannot remember detecting gratitude in his face."
2  Cricket fights, which were a popular pastime in the nineteen-fifties and sixties, are quite rare in Hong Kong nowadays.
3  Eating out is the national pastime in France.