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Austen does not invest energy in supporting self-censorship for women or in "chastening" her own "sportiveness" in her letters or her life as the conduct-book writer encourages young women to do (and older women should have no sportiveness at all).
Neither lessening Christ's humanity with an other-worldliness meant to punctuate His divinity, nor sacrificing His majesty with a trite sportiveness and jocularity meant to make Him accessible, Christ, in him, is every inch a man without being any less the God.
Obviously, polyptoton can involve punning, showing the author's playful style, a linguistic sportiveness.