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 Meanings and Examples of BUSY
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busy
 a.  having a great deal to do
 a.  full of activity
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Beatrice Tarleton was a busy woman, having on her hands not only a large cotton plantation, a hundred negroes and eight children, but the largest horse-breeding farm in the state as well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  They seemed never too busy to drop work for a fish fry, a hunt or a horse race, and scarcely a week went by without its barbecue or ball.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  Mr. Wilkes always had at least a dozen darkies busy running back and forth with trays to serve the guests.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  It is too, Melly, and if you weren't always so busy looking for the good in people that haven't got any good in them, you'd see it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  There were dozens of war weddings in the County and there was little time for the sorrow of parting, for everyone was too busy and excited for either solemn thoughts or tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Ellen, busy night and day, doubling the productiveness of Tara to aid the Confederacy, was terrified when her eldest daughter came home from Charleston thin, white and sharp tongued.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  The town she was now seeing was like a baby grown overnight into a busy, sprawling giant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Even Gerald was busy, for the first time in many years, for he could get no overseer to take Jonas Wilkerson's place and he was riding his own acres.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  With Ellen too busy for more than a goodnight kiss and Gerald in the fields all day, Scarlett found Tara boring.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  And as for France, that weak imitation of Napoleon is far too busy establishing the French in Mexico to be bothered with us.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  In fact he welcomes this war, because it keeps us too busy to run his troops out of Mexico.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  She was busy with needle and scissors, altering a mourning dress that Mrs. Elsing had lent to Mrs. Meade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
13  When noon came, she put off her apron and sneaked away from the hospital while Mrs. Merriwether was busy writing a letter for a gangling, illiterate mountaineer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
14  It was an imposition on her and she knew that when the wounded came in on the noon train there would be enough work to keep her busy until night-fall--and probably without anything to eat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
15  General Lee can't send him any help because the Yankees are keeping him busy in Virginia.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  As the Chinese New Year draws near, everyone is busy in shopping for the Spring Festival.
17  The committee are busy laying down a general policy.
18  We are so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are.
19  If you're a busy person, looking to meet several potential mates at the same event, speed dating could be for you.
20  Nobody looks down on you because everybody is too busy to look at you.
21  On the hill, a solitary figure was busy chopping down trees.
22  Quick feet and busy hands fill the mouth.
23  We live in a ground floor flat which backs onto a busy street.
24  Let the hands get busy, not the mouth.
25  The day after Christmas is generally a busy one for retailers.
26  Most of us were too busy to indulge in heavy lunchtime drinking.
27  The staff here can pinch hit for each other when the hotel is busy.
28  I'll come however busy I am.
29  He is too busy, let me go instead.
30  He was busy paring apples in the kitchen.