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said the mother half playfully; for it was often the case that a sportive impulse came over her in the midst of her deepest suffering.
Traddles would be often at the bottom of the staircase, looking on, and taking charge of sportive messages from Dora to the dearest girl in the world.
And he had better play there," said my sister, shaking her head at me as an encouragement to be extremely light and sportive, "or I'll work him.
The airy image, as if conscious that she was the object of the murmurs and disturbance that swelled behind her, appeared slightly vexed and flustered, yet still in a manner consistent with the light vivacity and sportive mischief that were written in her countenance.
But, when one means to be good-natured and sportive with young people, one doesn't think twice.
She is consigned to a Father--Boots's Father, who employs five hundred thousand men--and is brought to anchor on Veneering's left; thus affording opportunity to the sportive Tippins on his right (he, as usual, being mere vacant space), to entreat to be told something about those loves of Navvies, and whether they really do live on raw beefsteaks, and drink porter out of their barrows.
But with the Pygmies he was the most sportive and humorous, and merry-hearted, and sweet-tempered old Giant that ever washed his face in a wet cloud.
Once, in the dear, dead days beyond recall, when but a happy child, George had been smitten unexpectedly by a sportive playmate a bare half-inch below his third waistcoat-button.
En bas du tableau, Union Sportive d'Oujda accrochee a domicile par l'Ittihad Khemisset (0-0) est toujours lanterne rouge avec 15 points.
The Starley Sportive cycle ride, organised by Deeley Group and Coventry Road Club, initially raised PS4,500 - but this was boosted by a further PS2,500 thanks to private sponsorship from two riders, taking the total to PS7,000.
Teams that managed to win the title for one time only are Esperance Sportive de Tunis (1995), Raja Club Athletic (2000), Maghreb Association Sportive de Fes (2012), Entente Sportive de Setif (2015) and most recently Wydad Athletic Club.
ITALCAR SA, representant officiel en Tunisie des marques Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, Jeep et Iveco a ete le sponsor officiel de cette rencontre sportive.