Synonyms for astir

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Dennet was astir early to see them off, and she had a little gift for each.

I had no suspicion anything was astir that night with the college boys.

Lights flashed in the windows, drums beat, and the whole place was astir.

The night passed, and with the coming of dawn the boys were astir.

A soul is astir with an idea, a resentment, a call for change.

At the Lodge she gave him back a quick look that set him astir.

Before long the whole island seemed to be astir about our reception.

The town was astir by this time, the sun was on the beach, and the fishermen trooped off to bed.

I slept ill that night, and very early next morning I was astir.

"The streets are astir," put in Wharton, helping himself to snuff.

WORD ORIGIN

"up and about," 1823, from phrase on the stir, or from Scottish asteer; from stir. Old English had astyrian, which yielded Middle English ben astired "be stirred up, excited, aroused."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ASTIR

active

adjectivehaving movement
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