playfully

All Adverb
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  • She put out her hand suddenly and playfully, as though to bar his way. Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • He came up and laid his hands upon her shoulders playfully, looking down at her. Cited from The Channings: A Story, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I asked playfully, when she had closed the door behind her. Cited from The Doctor's Daughter, by "Vera"
  • Sometimes he argued with her playfully in order to get her started. Cited from The Real Adventure, by Henry Kitchell Webster
  • It was yet more so when she spoke playfully to him of his going soon to be a married man. Cited from Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v4
  • He closed the magazine playfully and drew me to my feet. Cited from Revelations of a Wife, The Story of a Honeymoon, by Adele Garrison
  • But these altered circumstances bring about what you have so often playfully wished. Cited from Magnum Bonum, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • A moment ago she had been laughing playfully as she led him towards the window. Cited from The Broken Road, by A. E. W. Mason
  • A man just in front put out his foot playfully to stop it and it broke his leg. Cited from The Southerner, by Thomas Dixon
  • The four figures were created by playfully changing the middle term's position.
  • "Two of you are too many for me!" returned the father playfully. Cited from Weighed and Wanting, by George MacDonald
  • She playfully asked him if he would not give her a bigger word to take home to the family. Cited from The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume II
  • She put out her hand and took his playfully. Cited from Youth and the Bright Medusa, by Willa Cather
  • But she did not dare to say a word that might seem to have been said playfully. Cited from Can You Forgive Her?, by Anthony Trollope
  • So she continued to playfully rumple his hair and kept her thoughts to herself. Cited from North of Fifty-Three, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • With this she playfully turned her companion about and pushed him from the cell. Cited from "Forward, March", by Kirk Munroe
  • As he was leaving them Kate playfully asked if they were taking anything of his with them. Cited from Tempest and Sunshine, by Mary J. Holmes
  • And he let his horse go bounding playfully, and thought that he should soon come up with her. Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch
  • "I don't know about giving you a chicken wing!" he said playfully. Cited from The Man Thou Gavest, by Harriet T. Comstock
  • Then she asked him playfully whether he had not had any love affairs at Heidelberg. Cited from Of Human Bondage, by W. Somerset Maugham
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Meaning of playfully

  • adverb In a playful manner
    she loosened the half-hoop of diamonds on her left hand third finger and held it out to him playfully