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 Meanings and Examples of ACTIVELY
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 ad.  energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  If he would have admitted it, and prepared himself for it: or if he would have admitted it, and actively struggled with his wife against it: that would have been acting like a man.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
2  Oliver was rendered the more anxious to be actively employed, by what he had seen of the stern morality of the old gentleman's character.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
3  In an instant, the other two were on their legs, and all were actively engaged in busy preparation.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
4  But Thomasin's imagination being so actively engaged elsewhere, the night and the weather had for her no terror beyond that of their actual discomfort and difficulty.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
5  In the meantime, the matter is being actively investigated, Mr. Lestrade, one of the very smartest of our detective officers, being in charge of the case.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
6  Though his popularity was of the quiet kind, felt rather than actively expressed among his friends, she had never mistaken his inconspicuousness for obscurity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
7  That lady, though still floating in the void, showed faint symptoms of developing an outline; and in this endeavour she was actively seconded by Mr. Melville Stancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
8  Soon the crew came on board in twos and threes; the riggers bestirred themselves; the mates were actively engaged; and several of the shore people were busy in bringing various last things on board.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
9  Soon I had traced on the paper a broad and prominent forehead and a square lower outline of visage: that contour gave me pleasure; my fingers proceeded actively to fill it with features.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
10  I continued the labours of the village-school as actively and faithfully as I could.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
11  My sister, who had begun to be alarmingly meditative, had to employ herself actively in getting the gin the hot water, the sugar, and the lemon-peel, and mixing them.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IV
12  I am free to confess that I have not been actively engaged in pursuits immediately connected with cultivation or with stock, though well aware that both will claim my attention on a foreign shore.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
13  Gabriel coloured, as if he felt he had made a mistake and, without looking at her, kicked off his goloshes and flicked actively with his muffler at his patent-leather shoes.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
14  But the very difficulties and preoccupations of the journey, which she took so actively in hand, saved her for a while from her grief and gave her strength.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIV
15  He fancied himself a burden to the society, forgetting in his perfectly juvenile good faith that he had fed this society for a month; and he set his mind actively to work.
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  She was an active trade unionist and had been elected a shop steward.
17  The parents were active in campaigning against cuts to the education budget.
18  In her youth she was an active member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
19  The Church and the laity were increasingly active in charity work.
20  Douglas Hurd's active citizen and John Patten's lager louts are both given an airing.
21  He was an active if conventional soldier and citizen; and from early manhood he wrote plays.
22  Encourage students to take an active part in discussions.
23  This centre will examine the non-economic benefits of learning such as social cohesion, active citizenship and improved health.
24  Generally speaking, boys like active sports more than girls do.
25  You've got to try to keep active as you grow older.
26  Trades unions are active both in individual workplaces and in the wider arena of the state.
27  To an active mind, indolence is more painful than labor.
28  She was active in local politics for many years.
29  We maintain active links with other European universities.
30  Before our modern age, people had a more physical and active lifestyle.