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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.
They played the CD at full volume.
A tape was played in court in which he confessed to the crime.
I could hear a radio playing in the flat above.
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.
Moonlight played on the surface of the lake.
If you play your cards right, he might ask you back to his house.
Because he refused to play ball with these criminals, he was shot and seriously wounded.
'I just have to make a phone call first,' she said, playing for time.
Stop playing games and tell him what you really feel.
He accused doctors of wanting to play God.
Don't play the innocent with me. You know what I'm talking about.
We don't know how many people are going to come, so we'll play it by ear.
It's probably OK to eat them raw, but it's best to play it safe by cooking them.
His friends played a cruel trick on him.
Her father had never played a big part in her life.
She played a key role in campaigning for equal opportunities in the workplace.
You'll be playing straight into their hands if you involve the police.
He knew he was playing with fire by encouraging her attentions.
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