Definitions

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  • adv. in a bustling manner

Etymologies

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bustling +‎ -ly

Examples

  • As she spake thus, Miss Wren removed the key of the house-door from the keyhole and put it in her pocket, and then bustlingly closed the door, and tried it as they both stood on the step.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • She had bustlingly pushed Martin through the door and settled her wrap and taken a mincing, elegant pose, ready for the street, and waved her hand and made wide, scared eyes at Hannele, and was gone.

    The Captain's Doll

  • They were, and when she stepped inside, she had an instant to realize that it seemed as bustlingly busy as any weekday here before the rush of memory hit her.

    Gage Butler's Reckoning

  • And bustlingly the good doctor departed, with Mrs. Splinter majestically descending to hold whispered conference with him at the gate.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • [Page 156] the poorhouse, the result of centuries of deterrent Poor Law administration, seemed to me not without some justification one summer when I found myself perpetually distressed by the unnecessary idleness and forlornness of the old women in the Cook County Infirmary, many of whom I had known in the years when activity was still a necessity, and when they yet felt bustlingly important.

    Twenty Years at Hull-House, With Autobiographical Notes

  • "Well, now, the day before yesterday we had a case," Zociya mixes in bustlingly.

    Yama: the pit

  • The Grand Duke, Peter Leopold, the practical, economical, priest-hating, paternally-meddlesome, bustlingly and tyrannically-reforming son of Maria Theresa, was not the man to console so mediæval and antiquated and unphilosophical a thing as a Stuart.

    The Countess of Albany

  • "No, thanks," said Josh, in his most bustlingly-bounderish manner.

    The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig; a Novel

  • The old count cast down his eyes on hearing his son's words and began bustlingly searching for something.

    War and Peace

  • High above me, a cautious raven flew by, heavily and sharply cutting the air with his wings; then he turned his head, looked at me sidewise, and, croaking abruptly, disappeared beyond the forest; a large flock of pigeons rushed past me from a barn, and, suddenly whirling about in a column, they came down and stationed themselves bustlingly upon the field -- a sign of spring autumn!

    The Rendezvous 1907

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