in sport


somewhat formal + old-fashioned
: in a joking way : in a way that is not serious
Don't take offense. I was only saying it in sport.

Examples of in sport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, there is a line in sport between fighting and fighting, metaphor and reality. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 16 Mar. 2024 Lewis Hamilton is a Formula One Driver who holds the records for the most race wins in sport's history. Arati Menon, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Dec. 2023 Also, at the Matt Hampson Foundation, which helps young people who have been injured in sport, Tindall is a frank mentor, the charity’s founder told PEOPLE in 2020. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 5 Sep. 2023 But Quý, who competes in sport touring races and coaches other motorcyclists, says practitioners of the sport also reap huge rewards by connecting with the world around them. Dakota Kim, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 The inclusion of transgender athletes in women’s events is one of the most contentious and divisive issues in sport with World Athletics and World Aquatics among global federations that have tightened their rules in recent months. Reuters, NBC News, 17 July 2023 There is a great tension in sport between surprise and narrative, between the beauty of uncertainty and the hunger for fulfillment. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 15 July 2023 In the study, published on June 29 in Communications Biology, the team analyzed data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that categorize how a vast range of species are used—for example, as human or animal food or in sport hunting or medicine. Lesley Evans Ogden, Scientific American, 29 June 2023 Josh Finkovich of Brook Park, a graduate of Berea-Midpark High School majoring in sport management. Rich Heileman, cleveland, 17 June 2022

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“In sport.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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