Examples from the Web for astir
In ten minutes after his first shout the whole camp was astir.Away in the Wilderness|R.M. Ballantyne
He had turned into bed as usual, never dreaming any man was astir on such a night as that.Labrador Days|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
She awoke; the woodlark was singing in the near copse—the little birds were astir, and rustling in their leafy nests.
Looking towards the other side of the plain he saw signs that the Barushu were also astir.The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies|Frank Worthington
Directly we heard volleys of musketry, and then the camps were astir.Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,|George Alfred Townsend
British Dictionary definitions for astir
Word Origin and History for astir
"up and about," 1823, from phrase on the stir, or from Scottish asteer; from stir. Old English had astyrian, which yielded Middle English ben astired "be stirred up, excited, aroused."