Definition of 'busily'
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It is still busily at work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)On his way back from school he often saw a woman in her thirties busily working in the garden behind the house. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)He was busily engaged; or so he said. North and South (1855)The population was busily building a defence perimeter to bar the Russians. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Tailor was busily employed during the epidemic, writing the wills of some of its victims when they felt themselves close to death. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)I hope 2006 will see us busily engaged in a new endeavour. Times, Sunday Times (2006)While their leaves are still green and busily trying to feed the bulb, the tree has put on a full canopy and is stealing all the light. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By the 1980s plans for a temple were under way and he and his students worked busily on silk screens, carvings and decorations to fill it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. busily is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'busily'
British English: busily ADVERB
If you do something busily, you do it in a very active way.
The two saleswomen were busily trying to keep up with the demand.
Definition of busily from the Collins English Dictionary
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