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Nay," answered Lady Eleanore playfully, but with more scorn than pity in her tone, "your Excellency shall not strike him.
As the bull wheeled about to take another gallop across the meadow, the child waved her hand, and said, "Good-bye," playfully pretending that she was now bound on a distant journey, and might not see her brothers again for nobody could tell how long.
A good deal surprised at his manner, and at this act, which exceeded the usual familiarity of even their affectionate intercourse, the colour, of which Miss Henley had been so playfully boasting, changed once or twice with rapid transitions.
Poyser, meaning to check her playfully, "don't let's have any crying.
The black-tailed deer would bound up the ravines on their approach, and the bighorn would gaze fearlessly down upon them from some impending precipice, or skip playfully from rock to rock.
Sir Howard again slapped his host on the shoulder, shoving him playfully forward to take the first shot.
And in a moment she was away over the Piazza, her military cloak flapping in the wind; nor did she slacken speed till she caught up an old man with white whiskers, and nipped him playfully upon the arm.
He meant her (thanks to his enlightening companionship) to develop a social tact and readiness of wit enabling her to hold her own with the most popular married women of the "younger set," in which it was the recognised custom to attract masculine homage while playfully discouraging it.
I leaped to my feet, and the huge man clapped me playfully on the shoulder.
No, not alive," said Santos, in his playfully reproving tone.
Then she asked him playfully whether he had not had any love affairs at Heidelberg.
said the count, shrugging his shoulders and speaking playfully of a matter that evidently distressed him.