moving or stirring, especially with much activity or excitement: The field was astir with small animals, birds, and insects.
up and about; out of bed.
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How to use astir in a sentence
But more—he realised that the missing part of her was now astir, touched into life by another, and a younger, man.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Everybody was astir early about the Norwood and Drew places in Roselawn that next morning.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
Something was astir somewhere, and before long the Esperanza's crew knew what was the matter.The Chequers | James Runciman
When he awoke the smugglers were astir, and the women were bending over the fire, busy in preparing breakfast.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
Monday morning dawned, and the great prison with its twelve hundred captives was again astir.
British Dictionary definitions for astir
awake and out of bed
in motion; on the move
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