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Definitions for plaything
ˈpleɪˌθɪŋplay·thing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plaything, toynoun

    an artifact designed to be played with

Wiktionary

  1. playthingnoun

    A thing or person intended for playing with.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Playthingnoun

    Toy; thing to play with.

    Etymology: play and thing.

    O Castalio! thou hast caught
    My foolish heart; and like a tender child,
    That trusts his plaything to another hand,
    I fear its harm, and fain would have it back. Thomas Otway.

    A child knows his nurse, and by degrees the playthings of a little more advanced age. John Locke.

    The servants should be hindered from making court to them, by giving them fruit and playthings. John Locke.

    O Richard,
    Would fortune calm her present rage,
    And give us playthings for our age. Matthew Prior.

    Allow him but the plaything of a pen,
    He ne’er rebels or plots. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Playthingnoun

    a thing to play with; a toy; anything that serves to amuse

Freebase

  1. Plaything

    Plaything is a song by American singer Rebbie Jackson, the first single from her third album R U Tuff Enuff. It reached #8 on the US R&B chart, making it her second biggest hit on that chart after 1984's Centipede. After Centipede and You Send the Rain Away it was the third single of hers that had an accompanying music video

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaything in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plaything in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of plaything in a Sentence

  1. Victor Frankl:

    There were always choices to make. Every day, every hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self, your inner freedom; which determined whether or not you become the plaything to circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded into the form of the typical inmate.

  2. Dr Silas Stone:

    ... What you can do now, Victor. Your physical strength is just the tip of the iceberg. The tip of the tip. In a world of ones and zeroes, you are the absolute master. No firewall can stop you. No encryption can defy you. We're all at your mercy, Vic. From our power grids to our telecommunications, everyone's lives are controlled and dominated by complex digital networks that will bend, without effort, to your will. The fate of the world will literally rest in your hands. Its entire nuclear arsenal, you could launch with a thought. The world's monetary systems and its complex interactions will seem as easy to manipulate for you as a child's plaything. The question-- No, the challenge... Won't be doing it. It will be not doing. Not seeing. It is the burden of this responsibility that will define you and who you choose to be. Victor... Victor, these are the words and deductions of a scientist. That's how I've been speaking to you. Now... Let me speak to you from my heart, not as a scientist. As a father, --your father, twice over. I brought you into the world, and back to it. You can't imagine how proud I am of who you are. Always have been. So many years with you I wasted. So many wrongs I've left un-righted. Everything breaks, Victor. Everything changes. The world is hurt. Broken. Unexchangable. But the world's not fixed in the past, only the future. The not yet. The now. The now is you. Now. Now's your time, Victor, to rise. Do this. Be this. The man I never was. The hero you are. Take your place among the brave ones. The ones that were, that are, that are yet to be. It's time you stand, fight, discover, heal, love, win. The time... is now.

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