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verb as in bustle

verb as in stir

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Example Sentences

“Very true,” said Grenville, giving the ostler a kick and telling him to bestir himself if he did not want his ears cropped.

To sit still, however, was to yield to the rising spirit of reformation, and they determined to bestir themselves.

She could go out and move about and bestir herself, whereas in Manchester Square she could only sit and mope at home.

They are doing this already; and the news of it should make thoughtful people bestir themselves.

Yes, there was nothing to do but to wait patiently until his guide chose to bestir itself.


On this page you'll find 539 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bestir, such as: flit, hum, scurry, dash, dust, and flutter.

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