busily


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bus·y

 (bĭz′ē)
adj. bus·i·er, bus·i·est
1. Engaged in activity, as work; occupied. See Synonyms at active.
2. Characterized by or sustaining much activity: a busy morning; a busy street.
3. Being a busybody; meddlesome; prying.
4. Being in use, as a telephone line.
5. Cluttered with detail to the point of being distracting: a busy design.
tr.v. bus·ied, bus·y·ing, bus·ies
To make busy; occupy: busied myself preparing my tax return.

[Middle English bisi, busi, from Old English bysig.]

bus′i·ly adv.
bus′y·ness n.

busily

(ˈbɪzɪlɪ)
adv
in a busy manner; industriously
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.busily - in a busy manner; "they were busily engaged in buying souvenirs"

busily

adverb actively, briskly, intently, earnestly, strenuously, speedily, purposefully, diligently, energetically, assiduously, industriously The two saleswomen were busily trying to keep up with the demand.
Translations
بِانْشِغال، بانْهِماك
horlivěpilně
serényen
ötullega
delavno
gayretleuğraşarak

busily

[ˈbɪzɪlɪ] ADVafanosamente
he was busily engaged in painting itlo estaba pintando afanosamente
everyone was busily writingtodos escribían con ahínco

busily

[ˈbɪzɪli] adv [engaged] → activement
to be busily trying to do sth → s'activer à faire qch
to be busily doing sth → s'activer à faire qch

busily

adv (= actively, eagerly)eifrig

busily

[ˈbɪzɪlɪ] advcon impegno, alacremente

busy

(ˈbizi) adjective
1. having a lot (of work etc) to do. I am very busy.
2. full of traffic, people, activity etc. The roads are busy; a busy time of year.
3. (especially American) (of a telephone line) engaged. All the lines to New York are busy.
verb
(sometimes with with) to occupy (oneself) with. She busied herself preparing the meal.
ˈbusily adverb
References in classic literature ?
She had not much time for repining, however, for the three young girls were busily employed in `having a good time'.
If the desire to talk came to him when the two were walking in the fields, he sought out a stump or the top board of a fence and with his hands pounding busily talked with re- newed ease.
She had possession of the rocker, and she was busily engaged in sewing upon a diminutive pair of night-drawers.
While the others were busily occupied in seeking to gratify their childish passion for finery, by plundering even the miserable effects of the scout, or had been searching with such bloodthirsty vengeance in their looks for their absent owner, Le Renard had stood at a little distance from the prisoners, with a demeanor so quiet and satisfied, as to betray that he had already effected the grand purpose of his treachery.
We were busily employed in building this fort, until the fourteenth day of June following, without any farther opposition from the Indians; and having finished the works, I returned to my family, on Clench.
Round went the busily revolving machinery, kept in motion by the scissor-grinder's foot, and wore away the hard steel against the hard stone, whence issued an intense and spiteful prolongation of a hiss as fierce as those emitted by Satan and his compeers in Pandemonium, though squeezed into smaller compass.
Hard by the farmhouse was a vast barn, that might have served for a church; every window and crevice of which seemed bursting forth with the treasures of the farm; the flail was busily resounding within it from morning to night; swallows and martins skimmed twittering about the eaves; an rows of pigeons, some with one eye turned up, as if watching the weather, some with their heads under their wings or buried in their bosoms, and others swelling, and cooing, and bowing about their dames, were enjoying the sunshine on the roof.
Because the Lord Warden is busily employed at times in fobbing his perquisites; which are his chiefly by virtue of that same fobbing of them.
He was very busily intent at this moment on a slate lying before him, on which he was carefully and slowly endeavoring to accomplish a copy of some letters, in which operation he was overlooked by young Mas'r George, a smart, bright boy of thirteen, who appeared fully to realize the dignity of his position as instructor.
Presently his fingers began to pick busily at the coverlet, and by that sign I knew that his end was at hand with the first suggestion of the death-rattle in his throat he started up slightly, and seemed to listen: then he said:
Elinor sat down to her drawing-table as soon as he was out of the house, busily employed herself the whole day, neither sought nor avoided the mention of his name, appeared to interest herself almost as much as ever in the general concerns of the family, and if, by this conduct, she did not lessen her own grief, it was at least prevented from unnecessary increase, and her mother and sisters were spared much solicitude on her account.
I followed with lagging step, and thoughts busily bent on discovering a means of extrication; but he himself looked so composed and so grave also, I became ashamed of feeling any confusion: the evil--if evil existent or prospective there was--seemed to lie with me only; his mind was unconscious and quiet.