busying

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Verb[edit]

busying

  1. present participle of busy

Noun[edit]

busying (plural busyings)

  1. busyness; making oneself busy with something
    • 1853, The Cottage Lamp, an aid to happiness in this world and the next
      All of you have some business or other to do in the world. Are not your thoughts, and talkings, and busyings, and anxieties, and cares, altogether about the business you have to do?
    • 1856, Thomas Cobbet, Gospel Incense Or a Practical Treatise on Prayer (page 296)
      And as other dreams come from the multitude of business, so from such like busyings of the mind, we shall pray but dreamingly and distemperedly.

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