American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. In the process of being built or of building: "He sees motels and restaurants abuilding” ( Wall Street Journal).
- a- (“in, on”) + building (“the act or process of building”) (Wiktionary)
“We crossed the 180° meridian on Tuesday, 20th inst, hence had a double Tuesday or a day of about 47 hours long -- This ship Dakota is said to be the largest Cargo Capacity of any vessel afloat at this date -- though larger are abuilding -- It has 28.000 tons capacity --”
“Surely they were wise enough, at the wheel where I was thrown, to anticipate future resistance in the heart they were abuilding.”
“And Given that NIST agrees: Free fall is impossible in abuilding crumpling or collapsingnaturallydue to structural resistance (Shyam Sunder, NIST);”
“Sure, they had charisma, but even they never routinely drew the excited crowds Obama attracts wherever he goes, and this campaign's abuilding, my friend.”
“His own tomb was abuilding, as was fit and proper; his mother had put it next to Alexander the Great, but he had relocated it in a small, unobtrusive corner.”
“It cost eight millions; it was twenty-four years abuilding, and the founder himself saw it furnished and enjoyed it twelve years after, and carried his bones himself thither to be buried.”
“It had been abuilding since 1949, and from 1962 on, employed as many as 150 workers at one time.”
“Despite problems over lack of paved roads, running water and communications, six factories have already been set up and more are abuilding.”
“The approach of the Gauteng Health Department is to build up alternative forms of community-based care and to improve conditions in existing institutions while this process abuilding alternative care takes root.”
“His inn acted as a spark or a seed; once he had claimed his piece of land, others took to the idea, and farmhouses were abuilding all along the highway between the bridge and the city.”
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