frolicsomeness love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being frolicsome; gaiety; wild pranks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lively high-spirited playfulness

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Examples

  • About her whole being, so full of life and beauty, there was a peculiarly bewitching mixture of slyness and carelessness, of artificiality and simplicity, of composure and frolicsomeness; about everything she did or said, about every action of hers, there clung a delicate, fine charm, in which an individual power was manifest at work.

    First Love

  • But Uncle did not go climbing after rare plants to give the goats the pleasure of eating them without any trouble of finding them; what he gathered was for Little Swan alone, that she might give extra fine milk, and the effect of the extra feeding was shown in the way she flung her head in the air with ever-increasing frolicsomeness, and in the bright glow of her eye.

    Heidi

  • While the pool putrefies under the summer sun, God slips the rill off of the rocks with a frolicsomeness that fills the mountain with echo.

    Forty Years in South China The Life of Rev. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D.

  • These were the gambolings of the spirit like the frolicsomeness of an animal in the full flush of its vitality or like the blooming of a plant.

    Guide to Stoicism

  • Frequently, when gazing at a throng of sixty or perhaps one hundred dancers, we have been scarcely able to decide which was the most remarkable, the staid and imperturable gravity of the old men and women, or the complete absence of levity and frolicsomeness in the young.

    Legends, Traditions, and Laws of the Iroquois, or Six Nations, and History of the Tuscarora Indians

  • At such seasons, and they were very frequent, he took great pleasure in making me the victim of his frolicsomeness.

    The American Missionary — Volume 42, No. 12, December, 1888

  • The journey from Albany to Boston was full of incident and hardship, but of it the plucky wife writes only: "In the midst of all my trials God so supported me that I lost neither my frolicsomeness nor my spirits ...."

    The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees

  • While she was dancing she held the attention of all; everybody's eyes followed her sinuous movements, now indicative of glowing passion, now of frolicsomeness.

    The Magnificent Montez From Courtesan to Convert

  • Let him, in a word, be a Merry Andrew, -- the patron and promoter of frolicsomeness.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858

  • There was a sort of delicate frolicsomeness in his thought.

    The Glory of the Conquered The Story of a Great Love

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