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 Meanings and Examples of PLAY
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play
 n.  conduct, course, or action of a game
 v.  engage in sport or recreation
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "Don't let us do any lessons, Beth, for a while, but play all the time and rest, as the girls mean to," proposed Amy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
2  Brooke will go to keep us boys steady, and Kate Vaughn will play propriety for the girls.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
3  But I don't want to play, or sing, or say anything.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
4  I'll teach you whether we play Hamlet or not.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
5  But we'll have another play sometime that he can see.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
6  Well, then Uncle and Aunt were there to play propriety.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
7  He needs a party of jolly boys to play with, or somebody young and lively.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
8  I would play the fairy and dance for you in the moonlight, Torvald.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
9  Sit down and play for me, Torvald dear; criticise me, and correct me as you play.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
10  He called me his doll-child, and he played with me just as I used to play with my dolls.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
11  has made her plans, I dare say, and will play her cards well, early as it is.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
12  We never are too old for this, my dear, because it is a play we are playing all the time in one way or another.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
13  Nor play by the old green gate.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
14  My powers were in play and in force.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
15  She assured him that no one intended to play, and the silence of the whole party on the subject seemed to justify her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  This play is usually ascribed to Shakespeare.
17  A variety of factors come into play when choosing an employee.
18  Some of the language in the original play has been toned down for the television version.
19  The version of the play that I saw had been dreadfully bowdlerized.
20  I play tennis twice a week.
21  There must be fair play whatever the competition is.
22  After the play had finished, we lingered for a while in the bar hoping to catch sight of the actors.
23  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; all play and no work makes Jack a mere boy.
24  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
25  It was considered a sin to work or play on the Sabbath.
26  England's World Cup hero is determined to play through the pain barrier.
27  Can-ada's prime minister will be hoping to play honest broker in the row between the United States and Japan.
28  You can play outside, but you must not leave the yard.
29  You can go out to play as long as you stay in the back yard.
30  Our study demonstrates beyond doubt that the play was written by Shakespeare.