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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of busy.

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Examples

  • She busies herself reading and responding back, which shuts her up for a while.

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  • She lowers her head, busies herself looking through the appointment book.

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  • To address some comments: ISS's orbit is no 'backwater LEO'; Actually it's 'prime LEO' in some sense (i.e. earth observation, busies launch sites accessibility)

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  • By this point, Cattrall's Cleopatra has been so finely gauged, so quick to switch between histrionics, coquetry and calculation (when Antony is absent she settles spectacles on her nose, a chair at her desk and busies herself signing papers of state) that we still cannot tell whether she loves him or not.

    Antony and Cleopatra – review

  • There's the usual prefatory shenanigans with father Pod (Christopher Eccleston) mountain-climbing the stairs to get into a tin of Quality Street, while his bored teenager Arrietty (Aisling Loftus) sulks in her sleeping bag (a hiking sock) and missus Homily (Sharon Horgan) busies herself in a kitchenette fashioned from pencil stubs and bottle tops.

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  • Dorothy, a war widow, is a painfully uptight figure who busies herself with household affairs and who even regards wearing a pinny in front of visitors as a breach of decorum.

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  • More One Cold-Eyed Opener Granderson Puts the Hurt on the Tigers Graphic : Opening Day in the Bronx Now he busies himself with coaching his sons in football, baseball, and basketball, picking them up from school, and doing it without the pressures of baseball hanging over his head.

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  • Albert understands this to mean the end of the world, and busies himself by zealously spreading news of it.

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  • Samina busies herself with sorting out nappies, determined not to look.

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  • Meanwhile, Gloria busies herself with Columbian cuisine in tribute to her late grandmother and Claire over-mothers brianiac daughter Alex when she learns of her crush on a boy.

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