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  • The faithless, worthless bits of filth who were brave enough to cavort in masks at the Quidditch World Cup, but fled at the sight of the Dark Mark when I fired it into the sky.†   (source)
  • There were shots of people cavorting on beaches and smiling on back porches, vistas from around the island, and lots of kids, posing in singles and pairs, informal snapshots and formal portraits taken in front of backdrops, their subjects clutching dead-eyed dolls, like they'd gone to Glamour Shots in some creepy turn-of-the-century shopping mall.†   (source)
  • She knew exactly how to sense us without ever looking at us, exactly how to let us see her smile and cavort and flirt.†   (source)
  • And although there was much mirth in evidence at my mother's wedding, and even my grandmother exhibited an unusual tolerance for the many young and not-so-young adults who were cavorting and jolly with drink, the reception ended in an outburst of bad weather more appropriate for a funeral.†   (source)
  • Myrish carpets covered the floor instead of rushes, and in one corner a hundred fabulous beasts cavorted in bright paints on a carved screen from the Summer Isles.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But I couldn't have her cavorting alone in the forest.†   (source)
  • It's all admirably good-natured: no pushing and shoving, more like the gods cavorting with willing nymphs on some golden-age Grecian frieze.†   (source)
  • Not only harboring Lunars but also cavorting with them.†   (source)
  • It has roses on it and maidens cavorting in the glen.†   (source)
  • The draccus was ...cavorting, bounding around like a drunken dog, knocking over trees like a boy would topple cornstalks in a field.†   (source)
  • I learned later that this welcoming chorus was transmitted through hydrophones to the Passage Channels where dolphins leaped and cavorted to the music.†   (source)
  • They would tell him that I was cavorting—they always put it like that—I was "cavorting."†   (source)
  • He suppressed a sudden urge to cavort there, to turn the worm, to show off his mastery of this creature.†   (source)
  • "The producers would bring in a cat or an anteater or an otter and show it and let it cavort around," Palmer says.†   (source)
  • He was probably happy that night and the few nights after as the two of them cavorted like two puppies in the huge wrought-iron bed that had belonged to the first Trueba and was now somewhat wobbly, although it still withstood the thrusts of love.†   (source)
  • And Charles Halloway pulled faces, popped his eyes, mashed his nose, winked, cavorted like chimpanzee-ape, waltzed with the wind, tap-danced the dust, threw back his head to bay at the moon, dragging Will with him.†   (source)
  • I imagined my friends out hunting for small birds, drinking the sweet milk from the cow's udder, cavorting in the pond at the end of the stream.†   (source)
  • Oromis turned to watch a pair of swallows cavorting in the blue sky.†   (source)
  • IF THE BEATING HEART is pure theater, a playful, moody, extroverted organ cavorting in the chest, then the liver, sitting under the diaphragm, is a figurative painting, stolid and silent.†   (source)
  • It's bad enough that Jackie Kennedy is cavorting around the Mediterranean with Aristotle Onassis, a man whom the president does not trust.†   (source)
  • On the walls, the goddesses hunt and cavort, free from all restraints, these makers of their own rules, punishers of trespassers.†   (source)
  • Max gaped as Mum's image turned cartwheels while Bellagrog cavorted about and stuck out her tongue.†   (source)
  • They anchored in the shallow waters of the gulf, had lunch, and swam, P.J. and his siblings cavorting all around the boat.†   (source)
  • News of its great battles and gossip about the fates of local servicemen filled the air at Hilltop as he cavorted and studied and helped Goldie in her struggles with the farm.†   (source)
  • Yes, and Gabil is the mighty warrior who cavorts with Tanis in all kinds of imagined battles.†   (source)
  • A guy couldn't cavort with women, and thanks to the ban on cabaret dancing, he couldn't even watch women cavorting by themselves.†   (source)
  • She sings, cavorts, and sips hot schnapps from a half-pint holstered on her hip.†   (source)
  • I tried to imagine "Casanova" cavorting around in these deep dark woods before we had arrived.†   (source)
  • Big ravens cavorted on the docks in search of tidbits from the fishing boats, but most amazing to my eyes were the great bald eagles, a dozen or more, that lounged or played in the tops of tall spruce while they waited to dive into the water for salmon.†   (source)
  • She parked her car down on the street like a guest, and she and the boys and the dog started up the steps toward the house—the boys and Heidi leaping and cavorting and falling all over themselves, Nora drifting serenely behind them.†   (source)
  • A feathery breeze was stirring, setting the flames leaping and dancing, their reflections in the black glistening oil cavorting too.†   (source)
  • The grove, like a cavorting clown, casts this hubbub
    As far as that field with its rather steep slope
    Where the sun-scorched hazels are blazing with color
    As if they'd been seared by the heat of a fire.†   (source)
  • It was gone from her, any way to shield his innocence, when his innocence was out there shining at her, cavorting-for Loch calmly reversed himself and hung by his knees; plunged upside down, he looked in at the old studio window, with his pompadour cap falling to earth and his hair spiking out all over his young boy's head.†   (source)
  • While the squadman was cavorting around Monarch Tower with his brand new mongolian face, one of Monarch's scientists who had been badly hurt in a laboratory explosion, apparently left the hospital a week early and reported back for duty.†   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    cavort = 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.   (source)
  • I will not have my lady wife cavorting about in man's mail.†   (source)
  • As am I...Are Saphira and Firnen still cavorting about as they were earlier?†   (source)
  • Within her silent circle, the demon suddenly leaped and cavorted about.†   (source)
  • He cavorted and danced around in the nude.†   (source)
  • There he could hear the usual warnings about alcohol, gambling, dancing, and cavorting.†   (source)
  • I want to ask him what he's talking about for even if I'm bursting I feel strange peeing into a pot with roses and maidens cavorting, whatever they are.†   (source)
  • "Captain," the chaperone began, holding the bone out before her as if it were the most gruesome and gore-soaked thing imaginable, "to have my charge and your cabin boy cavorting about the forest is quite bad enough, but now I find that they've been grave digging!"†   (source)
  • She gives me a ham sandwich with juicy slices of tomato and tea in a cup with little pink angels flying around shooting arrows at other little flying angels who are blue and I wonder why they can't make teacups and chamber pots without all kinds of angels and maidens cavorting in the glen.†   (source)
  • Several of the goblins cavorted about the fire in a jerky, leaping dance while they tilted their small, horned heads to shriek at the sickle moon.†   (source)
  • Cavorting with Circe.†   (source)
  • Through the columns, which were infinitely multiplied by the clever placement of the mirrors, I saw a blue mosaic bathtub that was as big as the room and a pool large enough to bathe a cow in—or, more to the point, for two playful lovers to cavort in.†   (source)
  • We shall not cavort with this puppet of the elves while our dead family members still cry out for vengeance.†   (source)
  • The island takes its name from the Dutch word for seal, hundreds of which once cavorted in the icy Benguela currents that wash the shores.†   (source)
  • But that hardly mattered because we had the pleasures and distractions of such a panoramic tableau: we watched fishing ships trawling, stately oil tankers moving slowly across the horizon; we saw gulls spearing fish from the sea and seals cavorting on the waves; we laughed at the colony of penguins, which resembled a brigade of clumsy, flat-footed soldiers; and we marveled at the daily drama of the weather over Table Mountain, with its shifting canopy of clouds and sun.†   (source)
  • The most crudely touched-up photographs were circulated, depicting him dressed as Bacchus with a garland of grapes around his head, cavorting with opulent matrons and athletes of his own sex in a perpetual orgy.†   (source)
  • A guy couldn't cavort with women, and thanks to the ban on cabaret dancing, he couldn't even watch women cavorting by themselves.†   (source)
  • Looking at him for the first time, Alba saw that she had been cavorting with what looked like a total stranger, who not only had the hair of a Viking but also lacked the beard of Miguel and his small round schoolmaster's spectacles, and seemed much thinner.†   (source)
  • They named him Match in honor of the occasion and sent him over to the barn to cavort with Pocatell and Seabiscuit's guard dog, Silver.†   (source)
  • Animals took shape: yellow giraffes, blue lions, pink antelopes, lilac panthers cavorting in crystal substance.†   (source)
  • Animals took shape: yellow giraffes, blue lions, pink antelopes, lilac panthers cavorting in crystal substance.†   (source)
  • If her heart would only stop bumping and drumming and cavorting.†   (source)
  • Entertained by the summer breeziness and the little boats on the waves and the cavorting and minstrelsy.†   (source)
  • The negroes were cavorting with joy: they pressed around their fierce commander, seizing and kissing his hand, fawning upon him, adoring him.†   (source)
  • They gave Tom his cheer, and the leader and the assistant leaders cartwheeled and cavorted and flung up their megaphones.†   (source)
  • I passed through vast bronze gates on which paper-thin Assyrian animals cavorted; I trod carpets the color of blotting paper; the painted panels of the walls were like blotting paper, too—kindergarten work in flat, drab colors—and between the walls were yards and yards of biscuit-colored wood which no carpenter's tool had ever touched, wood that had been bent round corners, invisibly joined strip to strip, steamed and squeeze†   (source)
  • He took us to a night club where they rolled out a sheet of honest-to-God ice on the floor and a bevy of "Nordic Nymphs" in silver gee-strings and silver brassieres came skating out on real skates to whirl and fandango and cavort and sway to the music under the housebroke aurora borealis with the skates flashing and the white knees flashing and white arms serpentining in the blue light, and the little twin, hard-soft columns of muscle and flesh up the backbones of the bare backs swaying and working in a beautiful reciprocal motion, and what was business under the silve†   (source)
  • Then we ate, and he beat on the piano some more, playing stuff like "Roses Are Blooming in Picardy" and "Three O'clock in the Morning," while Anne and I danced and cavorted, or he would mush it up and Anne would hum in my ear and we would sway sweet and slow like young poplars in the slightest breeze.†   (source)
  • Captain Nemo observed the herd of cetaceans cavorting on the waters a mile from the Nautilus.†   (source)
  • To be sure, Popov might have choked to death on his mouthful of fish; but, in fact, he had not choked to death and despite all his unconscious cavorting rage had evidently quietly managed to keep from doing so.†   (source)
  • Then she cavorted childishly for him until he smiled and she laughed and they began having a good time.†   (source)
  • Cavorting around the Nautilus was a school of triggerfish with flat bodies, grainy skins, armed with stings on their dorsal fins, and with four prickly rows of quills quivering on both sides of their tails.†   (source)
  • For several hours the Nautilus drifted in this brilliant tide, and our wonderment grew when we saw huge marine animals cavorting in it, like the fire-dwelling salamanders of myth.†   (source)
  • From the lounge, where I was writing up the incidents of this excursion to the polar continent, I could hear the calls of petrel and albatross cavorting in the midst of the turmoil.†   (source)
  • In the midst of their leaping and cavorting, while they competed with each other in beauty, radiance, and speed, I could distinguish some green wrasse, bewhiskered mullet marked with pairs of black lines, white gobies from the genus Eleotris with curved caudal fins and violet spots on the back, wonderful Japanese mackerel from the genus Scomber with blue bodies and silver heads, glitterin†   (source)
  • We asked some stragglers about it, and they said everybody went to the show looking very innocent; and laid low and kept dark till the poor old king was in the middle of his cavortings on the stage; then somebody give a signal, and the house rose up and went for them.†   (source)
  • Perhaps I'll go out in search of a local kilt-wearer whilst you're cavorting with vicars and ask him.†   (source)
  • g./, /to cavort/ from /to curvet/, and /to snoop/ from /to snook/.†   (source)
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