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- v. To compete against in a play-off.
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- v. set into opposition or rivalry
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Replied the old trot, “As thy head liveth, O my daughter, I will play off higher-class rogueries in Baghdad than ever played Calamity Ahmad or Hasan the Pestilent.”
So Zaynab said to her mother, “Up and play off some feint and fraud that may haply make us notorious” — And Shahrazad perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.
The main consequence of this is the acronyms available for activist groups seeking to play off of the vaccine’s name.
So, an thou take aught, they will find it and thou wilt veil my face,225 whilst I go and play off my practice in front of the palace and feign to cast thee into the sea.
Dalilah the Wily, she said, “I have a mind to play off another trick,” to her daughter who answered, “O my mother, I fear for thee;” but the beldam cried, “I am like the bean husks which fall, proof against fire and water.”
a few days from then I began to play off again, so Mr. Edmondson thinking the high porch punishment was too good for me, made it harder for me.