Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Idle amusement; mock pleasure; pretended pleasure.

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  • For to know much of other men’s matters cannot be because all that ado may concern his own estate; therefore it must needs be that he taketh a kind of play-pleasure in looking upon the fortunes of others.

    IX. Of Envy

  • For to know much of other men's matters cannot be because all that ado may concern his own estate; therefore it must needs be that he taketh a kind of play-pleasure in looking upon the fortunes of others.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume III (of X) - Great Britain and Ireland I

  • For to know much of other men's matters, cannot be because all that ado may concern his own estate; therefore it must needs be, that he taketh a kind of play-pleasure, in looking upon the fortunes of others.

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