Even that brave if paradoxical cry was cheered, and the sportive Jimmy looked about him valiantly.
Such characters are not ruled by fate but by a sportive chance.
During this sportive encounter, Mr. Regulus came up to greet me.
He plays with two sportive spaniels, and cries "Down, Sir, down."
There are heaps of salmon on the Pacific slope, but they are not salar, and not sportive in the rivers to the fly.
Fred shook it as he wished, though he was far from feeling in a sportive mood.
She possessed in the highest degree all that gives to the face brilliancy, charm, and sportive gayety.
It is the only time I ever saw this hawk in a sportive or aggressive mood.
Naiads and Tritons assembled for a gamesome ride over the sea typify the sportive hide-and-seek of the waves.
How shrunken with the sorrow of their wretched lives, and yet how sportive they seem!