Definitions of busily

  1. In a busy manner.
  2. In a busy manner. See Busy.

Usage examples for busily

  1. My mind was now clear and alert, my wits already busily at work. – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  2. Patients with much time on their hands do not readily get well, while those who are busily occupied seldom suffer for long. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  3. For three days and nights we remained there busily engaged. – In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852 by Gilbert L. Cole
  4. No one seemed to notice her; this was the evening she had planned and arranged for so busily; and the others, who never thought about it at all, were all quiet and happy, at least in outward appearance, while she was so wretched. – The Grey Woman and other Tales by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  5. John saw him plainly enough from where he sat busily writing, though for a few minutes he pretended not to see. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  6. Two days after the receipt of this letter I came upon Anne Catherick, busily tending the grave of Mrs. Fairlie. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  7. He was very much moved, and shut himself up in the study all day, where I could see through the window that he was writing busily. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. Hurrying down- stairs, he found his mother in the kitchen, busily engaged in getting breakfast. – Frank's Campaign or the Farm and the Camp by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  9. On returning to the cabin he found another individual, who had not before appeared, seated at the table, busily employed in writing. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. Then she busily lighted the little hall- lamp with his matches, and hurried down, taking the matches, to the kitchen. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  11. Grace would be busily engaged in putting everything to rights. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  12. As she had been busily engaged with the affairs of the Hall on their arrival of the preceding afternoon, they had had opportunity only to greet her and be assigned to their old rooms and places at table. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  13. Now is the time in which the Hagges are busily employed in buying, for they do not think it lawful to buy any thing till they have received the title of Hagge. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  14. The children who were so busily employed in the pleasant living- room this rainy September afternoon were known to all their friends as " the four little Blossoms." – Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School by Mabel C. Hawley
  15. " And the funny part is," Edna went on busily thinking, " I am at school five days out of the seven. – A Dear Little Girl at School by Amy E. Blanchard
  16. Moore was so busily and earnestly writing that he did not hear Wade come in. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  17. It is fortunate we are here to prevent them escaping; perhaps they have been so busily engaged that they may not have seen us, and I propose that we hide ourselves behind those rocks out there, and, if the slaves land, we can rush out and surprise them. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. My attention was attracted by the sound of blows; and as I came opposite the door, I saw some workmen at the back end of the shed busily at work. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  19. In accordance with his own instructions, his envoy, Des Pruneaux, had been busily employed in the States, arranging the terms of a treaty which should be entirely satisfactory. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley