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play

1. n. a strategy; a plan of action. That was a bad play, Bill. We lost the account.
2. n. an attractive investment; a way to make some money in the securities markets. I just heard about a good play in the options market.

play

/act the fool
1. To act in an irresponsible or foolish manner.
2. To behave in a playful or comical manner.
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The most important factor to consider is what the music is "saying" in each and every passage that is played.
Bert, having played drums in punk bands in the past, do you get the same cathartic feeling while playing this music?
First, the player must remember that the tenor part is sung, and therefore, played, one octave below where it is notated.
We had a lot of white people who played in our events.
In 1994, Chinook played world checkers champion Marion Tinsley, a retired mathematician from Tallahassee, Fla.
In 1989 and 1990, I played in the Bob Hope Classic.
Additional research would be required to delve into possible causes for this, especially in light of the fact our study did not control for type of music played during flow experiences.
He had gone out and played 18 holes that day, shot his age, came home, sat on the john and died.
None of the original team members had ever played the game seriously, and they had to rely on books and other sources to get a handle on its strategy.
Not entirely clear was whether the patron attending a production of one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedies was referring to Iago, the satanic right hand played by Karl Kenzler, or to Jonathan Peck, whose gullible Moor of Venice -- Othello -- Iago brings down with such gleeful ease.
I played football, baseball, and basketball, and then was fortunate enough to be dragged to a soccer clinic by a friend of mine.
This way the student is not only being taught how to see and hear the pattern before he plays it, but is allowed the opportunity to aurally compare the pattern he played with the one he was "reading," which reinforces the contribution and simultaneous interaction of the eyes, ears and mind in reading and playing music.
The typical "gamer parent" has been playing games for an average of 13 years, with one-third reporting having played for 20 years or more.