[ UK /tˈɔ‍ɪɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈtɔɪɪŋ/ ]
  1. playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
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How To Use toying In A Sentence

  • Gilead, Ames perceives Jack's questions at a gathering with the Boughtons about predestination as another of his familiar efforts at "bedevilment:" simply trying to cause problems, embarrassment or conflict between Ames and Old Boughton by toying with their differing theological commitments. The Daily Register
  • This rantipole hero had for some time singled out the blooming Katrina for the object of his uncouth gallantries, and though his amorous toyings were something like the gentle caresses and endearments of a bear, yet it was whispered that she did not altogether discourage his hopes. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • And it was then that I felt her hand in my hair, fingers toying with the locks at my neck, raveling them up, tugging.
  • He paced along with bent head, his fertile imagination toying with the idea of dying.
  • In the game's final 14 minutes, Gretzky did whatever he pleased, toying with the league's best as if they were a peewee team.
  • I've been toying seriously with the idea of following him.
  • The ending is no mere abrupt trick, cynically toying once again with audiences ' expectations.
  • Brummell and Byron did, Robinson and Caroline employed gendered expectations of indecorous feminine behavior to straddle the divide between woman as décor and woman as actant by toying with the doubling nature of revealing fabrics, suggestive accoutrements, or outlandish getups. Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text
  • A tall, striking man given to wearing capes, furs and abundant jewellery, he delighted in toying with his own identity, playing up contradictions - was he British or American?
  • Fortunately Roy was only toying with me, eventually agreeing to participate in good spirit.
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