Instantly the playful mood was back.
Carmen met a playful mocking gaze that reminded her of Alex.
In a playful letter to Dr Clephane, he describes his satisfaction at his appointment, and attributes it in some measure to the support of " the ladies."
Damian appeared pensive as he responded to Darian's playful strikes.
They are often brilliant, and sometimes very penetrating in their judgment of men and books; but the most constant element is a pervasive humour, and this humour, by turns playful and sentimental, is largely characteristic of his poetry, which sprang from a genial temper, quick in its sympathy with nature and humanity.
Reveries about Sonya had had something merry and playful in them, but to dream of Princess Mary was always difficult and a little frightening.
The kiss started out playful, but passion put an end to that.
He chuckled, slapping her lightly on the backside in a playful manner.
Since it became popular as a pet dog, its appearance has been greatly improved, and whilst it has lost its old sullen concentration, it has retained unusual intelligence and has become playful and affectionate.
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.
The autobiography in Latin verse, with its playful humour, occasional pathos and sublime self-complacency, was thrown off at the age of eighty-four.
There are many anecdotes told of him which attest his possession of a playful humour, united with shrewd mother-wit.
The playful challenge in her gaze stirred his competitive edge, the one that didn't lose and hated being out of control.
Like most other young animals, fox-cubs are exceedingly playful, and may be seen chasing one another in front of the mouth of the burrow, or even running after their own tails.
In confinement the Indian ratel becomes tame and even playful, displaying a habit of tumbling head over heels.
Scoresby describes them as "extremely playful, frequently elevating their horns and crossing them with each other as in fencing."
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."
They express the gracious courtesy and playful humour which were natural to him, and his varied interests in human life.
Her character seems to have been essentially mild and playful, in contrast to Sokhmi and other feline goddesses.
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.
But before Prince Vasili had finished his playful speech, Pierre, without looking at him, and with a kind of fury that made him like his father, muttered in a whisper:
In captivity the kakapo is said to show much intelligence, as well as an affectionate and playful disposition.
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.