Police suspected a serial killer was afoot and dubbed him the Southside Slayer.
A few facts (or perhaps “facts”) were given about each illness, but hardly enough to know if anything of concern was afoot.
The same impulse is afoot in less trendy parts of the country.
Even the World Heath Organization, which has plenty to worry about in impoverished nations, knows there is big trouble afoot.
Those interested in Post palace intrigue, though, wondered if something else was afoot with the announcement.
That put me afoot, and climbing up and down them hills I lost my bearings and didn't know where I was at for a day or two.
One side was in the saddle and determined; the other afoot and grimly desperate.
The giants had now become so interested in whatever plan they had afoot, that they paid little attention to the ship.
It is the time, too, when all sorts of travelling people are afoot.
The old race-course was surrounded by thousands upon thousands of people in carriages, on horseback, and afoot.