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  • It kept him hummingly busy most of the morning … and he usually finished it.

    23 DOWN • by Jerry Constantino

  • But in the morning, things were going along hummingly.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • The point is that Dow Jones could have been a global media and financial information property, with hummingly syngeristic platforms in print, the Internet, TV and publishing.

    Adam Hanft: Everyone's Hating on Murdoch, Why is No One Blaming the Bancrofts?

  • And this it was, this same unaccountable, cunning life-principle in him; this it was, that kept him a great part of the time soliloquizing; but only like an unreasoning wheel, which also hummingly soliloquizes; or rather, his body was a sentry-box and this soliloquizer on guard there, and talking all the time to keep himself awake.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • And when the moth flies hummingly through the recesses of the wood, and the beetle sounds his horn, what are their notes but cheerful responses to these sounds, that break sweetly upon the quiet of their slumbers?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • The three women who stepped out of the lift at the Buck Company's floor looked very much out of place in that hummingly busy establishment and appeared, on the surface, at least, very chit-chatty indeed.

    Emma McChesney and Co.

  • But at last the sulky comes to the door; we say good-by with touched full hearts, and pass hummingly to appointment No. 2.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

  • We see Margot among the girls, swinging her feet under the seat as she hummingly commits her lesson to memory, and as her feet are very pretty, they do not perhaps move unconsciously.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

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