Instantly the playful mood was back.
Carmen met a playful mocking gaze that reminded her of Alex.
To England with his father and with his brother, Prince Ernest, and his handsome face, gentle disposition and playful humour had produced a favourable impression on the princess.
There are many anecdotes told of him which attest his possession of a playful humour, united with shrewd mother-wit.
Don Felix de Azara wrote of one which he kept on a chain that it was "as gentle and playful as any kitten could be."
Seldom has any man united so many and such various gifts in his own person and carried them so easily - a playful wit, a vivid imagination, oratorical and literary eloquence and, above all, a profound knowledge of human nature both male and female, of every class and rank, from the king to the meanest citizen.
The autobiography in Latin verse, with its playful humour, occasional pathos and sublime self-complacency, was thrown off at the age of eighty-four.
The playful challenge in her gaze stirred his competitive edge, the one that didn't lose and hated being out of control.
Her character seems to have been essentially mild and playful, in contrast to Sokhmi and other feline goddesses.
Scoresby describes them as "extremely playful, frequently elevating their horns and crossing them with each other as in fencing."
In confinement the Indian ratel becomes tame and even playful, displaying a habit of tumbling head over heels.
Capa, cappa, a cape, but whether Hugh received it from the cape which he wore as abbot of St Martin's, or from his youthful and playful habit of seizing caps, or from some other cause, is uncertain.
They express the gracious courtesy and playful humour which were natural to him, and his varied interests in human life.
In captivity the kakapo is said to show much intelligence, as well as an affectionate and playful disposition.