Example sentences for: pastimes

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

  • Listeners were diverted to hear him explain, in answer to a question about his personal life, that his pastimes included “middle-aged antics,” and they must have wondered what innocent japes--or perhaps amorous frolics--the old boy got up to, until they worked out that middle-aged was his very reasonable attempt at translating du moyen age (medieval), and that antics was his Gallic stress pattern for `antiques'.

  • Boats also take advantage of the protective shield, and in summer (April–October) diving and snorkeling are popular pastimes.

  • The casinos offer familiar international games — baccarat, blackjack, boule, craps, roulette — along with more exotic Chinese pastimes.

  • Like the arts and crafts, ancient Malay sports and pastimes are practiced almost exclusively on the East Coast, though you may also see demonstrations elsewhere at cultural centers in KL or Sarawak.

  • There is simply no evidence, Nokes writes, "that Jane Austen considered the curtailment of her former literary pastimes, in favour of visits to the Pump Room, the Assembly Rooms, Sydney Gardens or the theatre, as any form of sacrifice."

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