Definition of Busying

1. Verb. (present participle of busy) ¹

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Definition of Busying

1. busy [v] - See also: busy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Busying

busy as a beaver
busy as a bee
busy beaver
busy beavers
busy bee
busy bees
busy bodies
busy body
busy signal
busy work
busying (current term)
but for
but for the grace of God
but hey
but if
but me no buts
but seriously folks

Literary usage of Busying

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1. A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians by William Wilberforce, Daniel Wilson (1829)
"... to see men thus busying themselves in vain speculations of an arrogant curiosity, and trifling with their dearest, their everlasting interests. ..."

2. History of the Chicago Police from the Settlement of the Community to the by John Joseph Flinn, John Elbert Wilkie (1887)
"... so well that it was instantly adopted, and this is the one in use by patrol wagons everywhere. In the meantime Lieut. Bonfield had been busying him- ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Welsh Language: Explained in English; with Numerous by William Owen Pughe (1832)
"(Irin) Mutual striving ; contention; variance; the act of busying one's self. t). a. ... (ymdrin) A mutually striving; self-busying. ..."

4. The All-Father by Philip Hankinson Newnham (1891)
"Casting all your anxiety upon Him,' wrote the Apostle, * for He is ever busying Himself over you.' ' Ever busying Himself over us '! ..."

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