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The children were playing football in the park.
Shall we play cards or chess?
He played well, though his team lost.
He played for AC Milan before he transferred to Arsenal.
He played several organ pieces by Bach.
Gloria plays the violin in the London Philharmonic.
The orchestra played beautifully tonight.
She played Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire.
The role of the mother was played by one of Australia's finest actresses.
The children were out playing in the garden.
Molly and Lilly were playing happily together.
Tom's very good at playing by himself.
She watched some children playing with a ball in the street.