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How to use plaything in a sentence
He tells the story of the marine biologist Denise Herzing, who trained a dolphin pod to associate a set of whistles with sargassum seaweed, one of their favorite playthings.
The new technologies have created products that could not have been imagined before, including digital playthings that are often of little practical value, such as nonfungible tokens and meme cryptocurrencies.Will the Crypto Crash Beget a Better Crypto Future? | Eswar Prasad | June 16, 2022 | Time
I would hunt around the house and dig deep into their toy bins for playthings they had long forgotten.How to beat inflation and empty shelves this holiday shopping season | Michelle Singletary | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Yet while receiving a fair amount of criticism, Branson’s flight heralds a key step towards making space travel more accessible than ever before—even if it does just seem like a plaything for the world’s richest men right now.Richard Branson just flew to the edge of space. Here’s what it means for space travel. | Jonathan O'Callaghan | July 12, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
In the end, he seems as much the plaything of circumstances as any of the hapless victims of the despised 47%.
Virginia Roberts, now 27, who was Epstein's sexual plaything for several years, told the Mail on Sunday.
Was the handsome young Roberts earning his keep as a sexual plaything for these women?
The three spent an hour discussing the new “plaything,” as Mr. Norwood insisted upon calling it.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
In every vessel the men must have a plaything, and Jack served his bigger comrades admirably in that capacity.The Chequers | James Runciman
Little Tommy was the only creature on earth that loved him,—his only treasure, his only plaything.
It was a dreamer's plaything and I bought it with scant savings that should have been spent on another project.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
I put down in haste and with an agitated pen the terrible events of which I have been the plaything for the last few days.The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
British Dictionary definitions for plaything
a person regarded or treated as a toy: he thinks she is just his plaything
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