Example sentences for: pastime

How can you use “pastime” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But today ballooning is the pastime of the gentleman adventurer.

  • Last night, while wasting time in the usual online fashion, I came across a chance to vote for the novel of the century, from a list of ten chosen by other people wasting time in the usual online fashion, and it certainly didn't include A Sport and a Pastime , which it should have.

  • And though it would later evolve into a kind of sport or game--a playful pastime in which braves showed off their flair for wisecracks and verbal whimsy, native nicknaming was still predicated on the idea that an apt name can, almost literally, capture a person's inner spirit.

  • This has been the tradition since 1851, the year in which the firm of John Jaques of Hatton Garden, London, commissioned John Tenniel, the Punch cartoonist and future illustrator of Lewis Carroll's Alice books, to design the eleven families of four members each in their highly successful and long-lived juvenile pastime.

  • Frost calls this custom swinging birches , and the one who practises it, a swinger of birches . Though the custom was not universal, back in the days when youngsters still invented their own entertainments, enough of them swung the limber birches for it to be a common pastime.


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