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 Meanings and Examples of SPORT
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sport
 n.  activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively
Classic Sentence: (106 in 8 pages)
1  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 Shelley
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2  I thought you knew, old sport.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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3  "If you want anything just ask for it, old sport," he urged me.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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4  "Look here, old sport," he broke out surprisingly.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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5  "All right, old sport," called Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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6  "Oh, hello, old sport," he said, as if he hadn't seen me for years.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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7  "It's the funniest thing, old sport," he said hilariously.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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8  He was now decently clothed in a "sport shirt" open at the neck, sneakers and duck trousers of a nebulous hue.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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9  "Don't talk so much, old sport," commanded Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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10  "There's sport for you," said Tom, nodding.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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11  All this 'old sport' business.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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12  "I've got something to tell you, old sport,----" began Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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13  But both of us loved each other all that time, old sport, and you didn't know.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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14  I can't describe to you how surprised I was to find out I loved her, old sport.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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15  You must remember, old sport, she was very excited this afternoon.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Example Sentence: (163 in 11 pages)
16  My son has no/little aptitude for sport.
17  Success in sport is a source of national pride.
18  Oh, Douglas - be a sport and give me a lift to the station.
19  You need a good level of physical fitness for this sport.
20  It is difficult to divorce sport from politics.
21  The most popular spectator sport is football.
22  Professional sport skims off all the best players.
23  He was always rather inept at sport.
24  The spirit of fair play is sadly missing from the sport these days.
25  He quit the sport when he realised he didn't have the killer instinct.
26  You should try and find time to sport with your little baby.
27  Winning is not the prime objective in this sport.
28  Learning is not a spectator sport.
29  In theory, basketball is a non-contact sport.
30  The use of drugs is bringing the sport into disrepute.