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 ?
There they would remain hour after hour, chatting, smoking, eating poee-poee, or busily engaged in sleeping for the good of their constitutions.
They were two men who were seated in easy attitudes upon the grass, and so busily engaged as to be at first unconscious of intruders.
This alteration was not, however, greatly remarked by any present; for as they were all now endeavouring to conceal their own thoughts, and to act a part, they became all too busily engaged in the scene to be spectators of it.
Presently Robin entered the edge of the wood, when whom should he see but Arthur-a-Bland, busily creeping after a graceful deer that browsed alone down the glade.
The following morning, while the first worm is busily engaged in testing the construction of our coffin, they are teeing up for the first hole to suffer more acute sorrow over a sliced ball than they did over our, to us, untimely demise.
Getting my breakfast, of course," murmured the hen, busily pecking away.
Yet I was hopeful, and though, as it turned out, he was busily engaged in talking to Thedosei Ivanovitch, I walked up to him from behind, and plucked at his sleeve.
I was excited by the encounter, and my fancy worked busily while I sought to concentrate myself on the game I was playing.
The cat," answered Pinocchio, seeing that little animal busily playing with some shavings in the corner of the room.
She had possession of the rocker, and she was busily engaged in sewing upon a diminutive pair of night-drawers.
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.
The wanton wind had been so busily kissing them all the morning that they were quite dry, so I was able to find room for them in my knapsack without danger to the other contents; and, with a hasty good-day to their recent possessor, I set off at full speed to find a secure nook where I could throw myself down on the grass, and let loose the absurd laughter that was dangerously bottled up within me; but even before I do that it behoves me if possible to vindicate my sanity to the reader.