activity

[ ak-tiv-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF activity

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACTIVITY

Early were hammers ringing on anvils in the Dragon Court, and all was activity.

Its attributes of youth are the activity and eager life with which it is redundant.

The vigilance and activity of Nicias never relaxed for a moment.

His energy and activity throughout the march is described as intense.

Though wounded, they had retained their strength and activity in battle.

Moderation is the languor and sloth of the soul, Ambition its activity and heat.

That passion vanquished, the former tastes resumed their activity.

Now there was hope and activity, while, before, there had been gloom and apprehension.

The day is particularly unfavourable, as it is accompanied with activity and business.

In the graver hours of activity and industry, sobriety may be proper.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "active or secular life," from Old French activité, from Medieval Latin activitatem (nominative activitas), a word in Scholastic philosophy, from Latin activus (see active). Meaning "state of being active, briskness, liveliness" recorded from 1520s; that of "capacity for acting on matter" is from 1540s.

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