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cavort
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Definition to play in a lively, unrestrained manner — often to prance or jump around excitedly — sometimes implying sexual play
  • The puppies cavorted in the basket.
cavorted = played in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • They drank and cavorted through the night.
  • cavorted = played in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • The streakers cavorted across campus.
  • By and by the men stopped cavorting around and yelling.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • cavorting = playing in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • There was four or five men cavorting around on their horses in the open place before the log store, cussing and yelling, and trying to get at a couple of young chaps that was behind the wood-rank alongside of the steamboat landing; but they couldn't come it.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • cavorting = playing in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • The minute he was on, the horse begun to rip and tear and jump and cavort around, with two circus men hanging on to his bridle trying to hold him, and the drunk man hanging on to his neck, and his heels flying in the air every jump, and the whole crowd of people standing up shouting and laughing till tears rolled down.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • cavort = playing in a lively, unrestrained manner
  • As am I...... Are Saphira and Firnen still cavorting about as they were earlier?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Animals took shape: yellow giraffes, blue lions, pink antelopes, lilac panthers cavorting in crystal substance.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • Not only harboring Lunars but also cavorting with them.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Satisfied, sun-warmed, we sprawl in the grass and peel Satsumas and watch our kites cavort.
    Truman Capote  --  A Christmas Memory
  • The draccus was .... cavorting, bounding around like a drunken dog, knocking over trees like a boy would topple cornstalks in a field.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • They gave Tom his cheer, and the leader and the assistant leaders cartwheeled and cavorted and flung up their megaphones.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • The negroes were cavorting with joy: they pressed around their fierce commander, seizing and kissing his hand, fawning upon him, adoring him.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Oromis turned to watch a pair of swallows cavorting in the blue sky.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • I learned later that this welcoming chorus was transmitted through hydrophones to the Passage Channels where dolphins leaped and cavorted to the music.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Since he didn't pack another pair of pants, my guess is that he's cavorting about the freezing woods in just his hiking boots, like a calendar pinup.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • He suppressed a sudden urge to cavort there, to turn the worm, to show off his mastery of this creature.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It's bad enough that Jackie Kennedy is cavorting around the Mediterranean with Aristotle Onassis, a man whom the president does not trust.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Then she cavorted childishly for him until he smiled and she laughed and they began having a good time.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Max gaped as Mum's image turned cartwheels while Bellagrog cavorted about and stuck out her tongue.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge

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