verb (used without object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
verb (used with object), bus·tled, bus·tling.
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Origin of bustle1
OTHER WORDS FROM bustlebustler, nounbus·tling·ly, adverbun·bus·tling, adjective
Words nearby bustle
Definition for bustle (2 of 2)
Origin of bustle2
OTHER WORDS FROM bustlebustled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for bustle
The hustle and bustle that once dominated life on a college campus has been reduced to a hush during the pandemic, as the lion’s share of classes and interactions moved online.College Students Are Still Paying for Services, Buildings That Remain Off Limits|Sofia Mejias Pascoe|March 8, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Nestled in the countryside, Pelican Town is a serene destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.Five sensational vacation destinations from the virtual worlds of video games|Shelly Tan, Elise Favis, Gene Park, Armand Emamdjomeh|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
The Anne Arundel County town has become her escape from the bustle of Washington, where she practices real estate sales.Sea-level rise is ‘the hidden threat’ for Anne Arundel waterfront homes|Selene San Felice|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Not necessarily to die, but for everything to pause, like a coma, like I could remove myself from the hustle and bustle of every day and go somewhere quiet.
Some of our busiest city centers resemble ghost towns, missing the usual bustle of passing trade.
After nine months, McKeever gradually began to introduce Roger to the bustle and noise of New York.
There is much purposeful hustle and bustle but tasks go uncompleted; confusion reigns.
Since the film is set in the 19th century, Jones was outfitted in a series of Victorian era gowns, replete with bodice and bustle.
But they numbered just two dozen in all and barely disturbed the workday bustle of the national capital.Coming Clean on the Dirty War: José Efraín Rios Montt Goes to Trial|Mac Margolis|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The bustle of the newsroom is a mere backdrop for self-involved characters to give talky speeches and taunt each other.Aaron Sorkin’s Cable Crackup: Why His HBO Series Is a Snooze|Howard Kurtz|June 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There was no dog with her, and in the bustle that followed, I forgot to seek further for the solution of those two fiery lights.Uncanny Tales|Various
Accustomed to the bustle and hurry of a soldier's life, he was too old to acquire the tastes of a life of tranquillity.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
You will forget me in the bustle of your career, monsieur; but I shall always hold your memory very dear and very gratefully.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Those were busy days in the history of the “Anchor,” and the constant stream of poorer wayfarers added to the bustle.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Miss Carrington heard the bustle in the class, so she sat up and looked out over the room with asperity.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison