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Play

Informal for an investment or investment decision, especially one that becomes profitable.

play

1. An investment.
2. See direct play.
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She was testing the validity of her epigram in a daring way, and for a moment the shadow of my vision--the Bertha whose soul was no secret to me--passed between me and the radiant girl, the playful sylph whose feelings were a fascinating mystery.
I won't hear it spoken of," said the princess in the same petulantly playful tone in which she had spoken to Hippolyte in the drawing room and which was so plainly ill-suited to the family circle of which Pierre was almost a member.
said Rosamond, no longer playful, and desiring nothing better than to tell in order that she might evoke effects.
The remaining one was Harriet, a little broad, fat, merry, playful thing of scarcely two, that I coveted more than all the rest--but with her I had nothing to do.
He patted his daughter on the head with a touch which was meant to be playful.
Then he ran back to the shed pulling the playful young horse, who wanted to gambol all over the yard, by the rein.
Just as soon kill you as not, but in a playful sort of way, you understand, without meaning to at all.
When, another time, in all innocence this happened again, he became conscious of it and of its effect upon her; and thereafter, when she grew too wildly wild, too wantonly facetious in her teasing playful love of him, he would thrust his muzzle at her face and make her throw her head back to escape him.
Far more than mature Jerry, was mature Michael playful and rowdyish.
He stood on his dignity, and when they attempted it, his warning snarl and bristling mane were anything but playful.
He meant no harm - it was only his joyous, playful spirit; and I, by my acrimonious resentment - so serious, so disproportioned to the offence - have so wounded his feelings, so deeply offended him, that I fear he will never forgive me - and all for a mere jest
Rescuing his rope, Tarzan returned to his tree and resumed his labor; but thereafter it was necessary to watch carefully the playful balu, who was now possessed to steal it whenever he thought his great, smooth-skinned cousin was momentarily off his guard.