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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bustle.


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  • The captain bustled off and was gone a few minutes.

    The Old Helmet

  • Fenwick went on to the ending of the cigar, dreamily wondering, evidently "bustled" like the Baron.

    Somehow Good

  • Needless to say, my prayer hit the highway to heaven and was answered in remarkable time (memo to self, send thank you note to God) and he bustled into his seat and started off the meeting with nary a physical acknowledgement.

    Global Voices in English » Kenya: A nation laughing at itself

  • Ahead of her, maids bustled back and forth through an open doorway, hauling bundles of bedding in and out.

    Healing the Highlander

  • But the mercados that once bustled with Americans and their dollars are ghost towns.

    La Frontera

  • We were immediately bustled into a bright dining room with murals depicting pretty dancing ladies.

    Sleeping with the Finzi-Continis: Sicily's Madonie mountains

  • Rose had entered the area of the resort where the wedding was to be held without realizing it and her mother had bustled up to her.

    The Boundaries of Temptation (2/5)

  • Streets that usually bustled with cars were empty except for the occasional speeding taxi.

    Day of Honey

  • Abu Rifaat sat me down next to it and bustled off to get us food.

    Day of Honey

  • She bustled in, iced coffee in hand, to find me sitting there crying.

    Live and Let Love


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    March 26, 2012

  • "He hung up his gun belt and stepped out of his boots as i bustled about the kitchen"-Twilight, Stephanie Meyer, pg.35

    October 27, 2010