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  • as inoccupy
  • as inengage
  • as inengross
  • as inimmerse

synonyms for busies

  • attend
  • employ
  • fill
  • involve
  • take up
  • absorb
  • amuse
  • busy
  • divert
  • engage
  • engross
  • entertain
  • immerse
  • interest
  • monopolize
  • preoccupy
  • soak
  • utilize
  • be active with
  • be concerned with
  • hold attention
  • keep busy
  • tie up
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antonyms for busies

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  • ignore
  • bore
  • forget
  • refuse
  • reject
  • be inactive
  • be lazy
  • idle
  • not use
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How to use busies in a sentence

Every one, however, busies himself about things quite foreign to the work of the office.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
He busies himself throughout twelve books in teaching his students how to use all possible means to persuasion.
RHETORIC AND POETRY IN THE RENAISSANCEDONALD LEMEN CLARK
Zoséphine busies herself with her riding-skirt, shifts her seat a little, and with studied carelessness assents.
BONAVENTUREGEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE
We needed a word for the individual who busies himself with, or drives an automobile, and so we have adapted the word chauffeur.
THE AUTOMOBILIST ABROADM. F. (MILBURG FRANCISCO) MANSFIELD
In fact, he often has to leave the machine for a short time to look after itself while he busies himself with the gun.
THE ROMANCE OF WAR INVENTIONSTHOMAS W. CORBIN
It busies itself only with this absolutely necessary action.
DRAMATIC TECHNIQUEGEORGE PIERCE BAKER
Molly; a man who busies himself about women's affairs or does work that properly belongs to women.
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
Her sewing-basket lies beside her on the ground, and while the dog looks after the sheep, she busies herself with her work.
LANDSEERESTELLE M. HURLL
Its burrows are large excavations, and in the early autumn it busies itself in storing provisions for its long winter retreat.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. V, NO. 3, MARCH 1899VARIOUS
Sitting on the ground close to us, he busies himself rolling a cigarette between brown, nicotine-stained fingers.
'NEATH VERDUN, AUGUST-OCTOBER, 1914MAURICE GENEVOIX
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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