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How to use playful in a sentence
They’re among the wisest animals because they’re spontaneous and playful and content with whatever life presents them.Everything is awful. Here’s a Q&A with a philosopher about why cats rule.|Sean Illing|January 15, 2021|Vox
Seemingly more playful is a painting by another Beirut native, Helen Zughaib, who places a Roy Lichtenstein-style beauty behind a 3-D decorative screen.In the galleries: Middle East artists examine sheltering in place amid pandemic|Mark Jenkins|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
I mean playful behavior without immediate goals and benefits, without even the possibility of failure.
Here’s a playful red blend that is indeed a mash-up — it takes Australia’s cabernet-shiraz blends and its more traditional Rhone-style GMS, or grenache, mourvedre and shiraz, and well, it’s a GMS with some cabernet.Give your holidays some sparkle with these well-priced bubbles|Dave McIntyre|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
“We were freed from the restrictions of gravity and crowd control in a virtual space, so we could be more playful,” said Lynham.‘The audience is the commissioner’: Decoding the Fortnite effect for marketers|Seb Joseph|December 7, 2020|Digiday
This is kind of an accidental career for me—which is why I approach it with irreverence and playfulness.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In its playfulness, this trial run for revolution set the tone for what was to follow.
A hearty reminder of the power, malleability, and deep playfulness of the novel form.Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag|Jennifer Egan|April 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You embody my dream combination of human qualities: honesty, anger and playfulness.
And by then, she was ready to reclaim some of the playfulness she'd relinquished so young.
Usually in high spirits, he often displayed a boyish playfulness that resembled the gambols of a big good-natured dog.
The wretched attempt at playfulness actually frightened Elle, who shrunk again to the side of her friend.Alone|Marion Harland
The insinuating affectionateness and winning playfulness had hitherto not been brought out so distinctly.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
Meaning, perhaps, that a man's temper is such that he passes from the extreme of playfulness to that of passion very quickly.The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
Some emotion, or exhaustion from the strain of the swimmer's breath in speech, stopped her playfulness.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith