from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. busily or actively engaged.


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  • Oleh Haluszka, chief of gastroenterology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, said: Every time I see a new colon cancer patient, I look at it as a failure.

    Colon cancer deaths, new cases drop

  • He held his shield close to his body to prevent the thraex from rapping at it with his parmula and destabilizing it.

    The Spartacus War

  • A few months later, Cheney was at it againthis time over the volatile issue of how to deal with people suspected of past or future involvement in terrorist activities.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Sean Meehan pulled the half-empty packet of Majors from his pocket and stared at it for a few seconds, then pitched the whole thing out the car window.


  • Scotus's theory wherein the infinite intrinsic worth of the theandric operations is replaced by the extrinsic acceptation of God, is not altogether proof against the charge of Nestorianism leveled at it by Catholics like Schwane and Rationalists like Harnack.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • And then the third briefing book was for those who didnt even know there was going to be a China legwed get them all updated and Id put my head on a pillow, and Kissinger would then wake up and look at it and want it redone again.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • The suggestion that Epstein-Barr virus might have a hand in autoimmunity, would, Harley knew, be irritating to our colleagues because our predecessors had looked at it and found very little there.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Though it was displayed in the face-out position, someone apparently had looked at it and then returned it to the shelf backward, leaving the front cover hidden and the back cover on display.


  • It was a trick Geordi La Forge had taught her on Enterprise a decade ago, though she suspected she was better at it than he ever was.

    Creative Couplings

  • Looking at it that way, the location came across as a provocation, a deliberate catch-me-if-you-can.



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