SPORT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of sport
Definition:
n. activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively
Example:
He's a professional football player and this sport is his life.
Sentence in Classic:
My ramifications stretch out into many sections of society, but never, I am happy to say, into amateur sport, which is the best and soundest thing in England.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It seemed glorious sport to be feasting in that wild, free way in the virgin forest of an unexplored and uninhabited island, far from the haunts of men, and they said they never would return to civilization.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
To Pierre all men seemed like those soldiers, seeking refuge from life: some in ambition, some in cards, some in framing laws, some in women, some in toys, some in horses, some in politics, some in sport, some in wine, and some in governmental affairs.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The victim, from my cradle, of pecuniary liabilities to which I have been unable to respond, I have ever been the sport and toy of debasing circumstances.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The dogs, who, in common with their masters, seemed to have no particular relish for the sport in which they were engaged, readily answered to the command.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
I was scarcely hid when a young girl came running towards the spot where I was concealed, laughing, as if she ran from someone in sport.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
A great king of a land far away in the East had a daughter who was very beautiful, but so proud, and haughty, and conceited, that none of the princes who came to ask her in marriage was good enough for her, and she only made sport of them.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
He had been out nearly three years; and, later on, I could not help asking him how he managed to sport such linen.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
The combat was to cease as soon as Prince John should throw down his leading staff, or truncheon; another precaution usually taken to prevent the unnecessary effusion of blood by the too long endurance of a sport so desperate.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
Nothing could be more melancholy than to see her sport about the room, and, so to speak, flit with the movements of a bird which is frightened by the daylight, or which has broken its wing.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
As it was, he did nothing with much zeal, but sport; and his time was otherwise trifled away, without benefit from books or anything else.
Persuasion By Jane Austen Context