in a busy manner; actively.
- non·bus·i·ly, adverb
- o·ver·bus·i·ly, adverb
- su·per·bus·i·ly, adverb
- un·bus·i·ly, adverb
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How to use busily in a sentence
With naval funding, fluxgate magnetometers were airborne by December 1942 and busily hunting for enemy submarines.A WWII submarine-hunting device helped prove the theory of plate tectonics | Carolyn Gramling | July 2, 2021 | Science News
Ushers busily passed out boxes of tissue as speakers described the loss.Anarchists and an increase in violent crime hijack Portland’s social justice movement | Scott Wilson | May 31, 2021 | Washington Post
New baseball ops head Jed Hoyer busily reloaded the pitching staff and bench, and signed Joc Pederson to replace Schwarber in left field, but the Cubs look worse on paper than they did at the end of last season.2021 MLB Preview: Our Guide To The National League | Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org) | March 31, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Instead, it was busily learning how to do more than simply collect beautiful stony trinkets and arrange them in shape order.Much of What We Thought About Neanderthals Was Wrong. Here’s Why That Matters | Rebecca Wragg Sykes | October 27, 2020 | Time
The company has been busily building out its “other” segment, which includes its live events business — which it has reoriented to digital — affiliate referrals, licensing revenue from Facebook News and its TV and movie productions.How the world’s biggest media companies fared through the ongoing crisis in Q2 | Lara O'Reilly | August 12, 2020 | Digiday
They were busily implementing these in cases like Roe v. Wade when a right-wing insurgency took them by surprise.
Manufacturers are busily introducing new models of all-electric and hybrid cars.
Tea Party conservatives, meanwhile, have been busily drawing the same conclusions.
Not only that, these galaxies were busily making new stars, with bigger galaxies giving birth faster than those with lower mass.
“Too late,” Salem replied as he busily bought them for Goldman.Too Big to Jail: Confessions of a Goldman Sachs Brat | Michael Daly | June 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She stood looking at him as he danced around the bag, busily punching its rotund sides.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Edward, while busily arranging 'to cross seas' to Flanders, was also pushing forward preparations for a 'Scottish War.'King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
The like denunciation was busily repeated through the churches, especially of the north of England.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
For a considerable time they were silent, the one busily engaged writing, the other engrossed with a book.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
We met with several Brahmins busily engaged with calculations and written treatises.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
British Dictionary definitions for busily
in a busy manner; industriously
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