In life I like playfulness, in fiction I like mature humor.
I could see the way Ginger looked; all her beauty gone, her beautiful arched neck drooping, all the spirit gone out of her flashing eyes, all the playfulness gone out of her manner.
Of all Darer's works, it is the one in which he most deliberately rivalled the combined splendour and playfulness of certain phases of Italian art.
By November 1710 he was again domiciled in London, and writing his Journal to Stella, that unique exemplar of a giant's playfulness, "which was written for one person's private pleasure and has had indestructible attractiveness for every one since."
"Sire," he said, with respectful playfulness, "they are only afraid lest Your Majesty, in the goodness of your heart, should allow yourself to be persuaded to make peace.
Diirer's designs, drawn with the pen in pale lilac, pink and green, show an inexhaustible richness of invention and an airy freedom and playfulness of hand beyond what could be surmised from the sternness of those studies which he made direct from life and nature.
One thing that most people love about Turks is their playfulness.
New throw pillows, a fun tablecloth, or accessories, like a set of Russian nesting dolls, will be enough to update your look and add a sense of movement and playfulness to your interiors.
The result will be a bright, bold look that really draws attention to the eyes and reflects the playfulness of summer.
People will enjoy the playfulness of the stress reliever toy and marvel over the changing colors.
Dogs typically gnaw on each other's extremities and fur in expressions of love and playfulness.
They are symbols of playfulness and agility to some and inspiration and freedom to others.
All can bring that same touch of playfulness to your boudoir.
Internal nasal injuries are unusual in infants but occur fairly frequently in toddlers and young children as a result of playfulness or curiosity.
The role of the flower girl is to show the innocence and playfulness of the love the soon-to-be newlywed couple shares, and that image is diminished by choosing a sleek updo style or otherwise formal coif.
This look is perfect for beach weddings or when paired with short hemline dresses, where playfulness and casualness takes center stage.
Once that has been accomplished, it's time to inject some playfulness into the mix.
What I am referring to are the signals of attraction, eye contact, and tone of voice, humor, playfulness, vulnerability and the like.
Appealing to both younger generations and those who have an unyielding love for bags that offer hints of whimsy and playfulness, XOXO has plenty to offer its handbag customers.
The inspiration which maintains Italian designs apart from others betrays a severity and a maturity quite absent in the playfulness or femininity of the French, and the casual sophistication of the Americans and Australians.
Whether she's dressing up for Halloween or just wants to infuse some playfulness into her wardrobe, this purse will do the job with style and spunk!
The Rat compliments the Monkey's playfulness, and the Dragon can help Monkey settle its energy.
Additional Meanings: Other reasons people choose hummingbird tattoo designs include energy, peace, playfulness, healing and loyalty.
An underwater viewing center was created in order to show off the playfulness of these animals.
On these trips, I try to provide a healthy milieu that allows each person to follow his or her own needs and aspirations, which can include a time of reflection and/or a lot of playfulness and fun.
Hip briefs sit at the hip and convey a sense of youthful playfulness.
People are embracing their playfulness by wearing clothes that reflect aspects of their personality.
Although nail art is not a look that everyone desires, the artful techniques and playfulness in the designs make them perfect conversation starters.
It is unlikely that he inserted this postscript from a feeling of ironical playfulness, to make the Galatians realize that, after the sternness of the early chapters, he was now treating them like children, "playfully hinting that surely the large letters will touch their hearts" (so Deissmann, Bible-Studies (1901), 346 f.).
Nicholas also noticed that look and, as if understanding it, flushed with pleasure and began to kiss the boy with good natured playfulness.
A well-built tower will also withstand kitty's "playfulness" to a higher degree and ensure that you will not have to replace the item as quickly.
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