Definitions

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  • n. time available for ease and relaxation

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Examples

  • Page 70 suppose the leisure time never would have come and probably the lecture never been delivered but for a foolhardy spell that possessed me on one occasion when I was in Mt. Sterling, Ky.

    The adventures of two Alabama boys,

  • They seemed utterly ordinary, their leisure time made up of cricket and soccer practice, working out together and going on paintballing trips.

    The Longest War

  • As a young man he spent the greater part of his leisure time in teaching Catholic doctrine to the poor children of Argigliano.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Their leisure time was spent mostly with each other, except when the duke went on foxhunts or the duchess made the long trip to visit a friend in London.

    SNOW

  • The same zeal for self-improvement, which led him to steal the much coveted arts of reading and writing, amid all the toil and discouragements of his early life, still led him to devote all his leisure time to self-cultivation.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • He spent most of his money and leisure time boating on the Seine, fencing, shooting, picnicking with friends, and visiting prostitutes.

    Cruising with Genius

  • One study by the Southern California Research Council claimed that by the year 1985 most Americans would have to work only half the year to maintain their current standard of living and warned that recreational facilities were woefully underdeveloped for all the leisure time facing the new generation.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • Americans as well as the British followed her lead, lengthening the time span for mourning and introducing bereavement-specific attire and accessories, although these customs were practiced mainly by those who had the money and leisure time to support them.

    The Truth About Grief

  • During this year, Mr. Crooks spent all his leisure time in reveiwing President Finney's Systematic Theology.

    Life of Rev. A. Crooks, A. M.

  • The Yir Yoront used their new-found leisure time for sleep, “an act they had thoroughly mastered.”

    Diffusion of Innovations

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