Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Frolicsomeness; playfulness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Sportiveness.

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  • noun obsolete sportiveness

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Examples

  • I have something within me which cannot bear the shock of the least indecent insinuation: in the sportability of chitchat I have often endeavored to conquer it, and with infinite pain have hazarded a thousand things to a dozen of the sex together—the least of which I could not venture to a single one to gain heaven.

    47. The Passport. Versailles

  • I have something within me which cannot bear the shock of the least indecent insinuation: in the sportability of chit-chat I have often endeavoured to conquer it, and with infinite pain have hazarded a thousand things to a dozen of the sex together, — the least of which I could not venture to a single one to gain heaven.

    A sentimental journey through France and Italy

  • I have something within me which cannot bear the shock of the least indecent insinuation: in the sportability of chit-chat I have often endeavoured to conquer it, and with infinite pain have hazarded a thousand things to a dozen of the sex together, - the least of which I could not venture to a single one to gain heaven.

    A Sentimental Journey

  • I have something within me which cannot bear the shock of the least indecent insinuation: in the sportability of chit-chat I have often endeavoured to conquer it, and with infinite pain have hazarded a thousand things to a dozen of the sex together, -- the least of which I could not venture to a single one to gain heaven.

    A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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