Examples of plaything in a Sentence
VCRs were once the expensive, high-tech playthings of the rich.
We mustn't let the environment become the plaything of oil companies.
The emperor used people as his playthings.
Recent Examples of plaything from the Web
That thinking quite easily leads to the idea that women can be taken against their will in hotel rooms like playthings, like property.
Yet from where the young Wiola sits, the shawl has the allure of a plaything, a prop for make believe.
At the same time, toys have become less of a priority for many children and teenagers, who would rather buy smartphones and tablets – or apps and games for those devices – than traditional playthings.
Those instincts proved visionary again in 1957, when Lazarus began opening toy superstores stocked with aisles and aisles of playthings just as television was taking off and fueling demand for Barbie dolls, Slinkys and Hula Hoops.
Fidget spinners were a plaything that children themselves discovered and shared on social media, particularly on YouTube and Instagram.
The Star Wars drones are more of a multiplayer game than a solo plaything — the connected drones can sync up to battle each other, with statistics uploaded to a gamer profile.
The performers tie the hanging bulbs together, swing them and gather around them — treating them both as playthings and as sources of energy.
Kids regarded them as the ultimate playthings and competed to master them and set the high score, or the record for longest time playing Asteroids.
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