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gambol

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Definition to frolic (skip, leap, and/or run around in a happy, playful manner)
  • The puppies were gamboling in the back yard.
gamboling = frolicking (skipping, leaping, and/or running around in a happy, playful manner)
  • The lambs were gamboling in the meadow.
  • gamboling = frolicking (skipping, leaping, and/or running around in a happy, playful manner)
  • In the ecstasy of that thought they gambolled round and round, they hurled themselves into the air in great leaps of excitement.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • gambolled = frolicked (moved playfully)
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use gamboled.)
  • And finally there was a tremendous baying of dogs and a shrill crowing from the black cockerel, and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gambolling round him.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • gambolling = frolicking (leaping playfully)
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use gamboling.)
  • And when they thought of how they had labored, what discouragements they had overcome, and the enormous difference that would be made in their lives when the sails were turning and the dynamos running — when they thought of all this, their tiredness forsook them and they gambolled round and round the windmill, uttering cries of triumph.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • gambolled = frolicked (moved playfully)
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use gamboled.)
  • They reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Harrison Bergeron
  • Everything she did seemed to amuse him, as though she were a gamboling kitten.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The air was dark with Davises, and many Joneses gamboled like a flock of young giraffes.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • But by darkness they gamboled in the warehouses and in and out of the schooners along the quay.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • In the centre of the pool three of the strangest creatures were playfully gambolling over the water.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use gamboling.)
  • An elf covered in brindled fur leaped over Eragon and continued to gambol about, as often on all fours as on his feet.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Hermione's Patronus, a shining silver otter, was gambolling around her.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use gamboling.)
  • Higher up still, the first monkey ever seen on the face of the globe clambered, gamboling and playing up the granite hills.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • In short, it seemed as though mirth and gaiety were frisking and gambolling all over the meadow.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use gamboling.)
  • For the first time Mattie Will thought they were mysterious and sweet-gamboling now she knew not where.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Carrie said nothing, and the horse gamboled on.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • My children were cloaked also, and they gamboled on eitherside of me, merry little figures, clinging to my hands.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • For the first time Mattie Will thought they were mysterious and sweet—gamboling now she knew not where.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • He never played and gambolled about with the other puppies of the camp.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use gamboled.)
  • The walls bore the same ornamental plates, each featuring a highly colored, beribboned kitten, gamboling and frisking with sickening cuteness.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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