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noun as in quick and busy activity

verb as in move around quickly, busily

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Example Sentences

When I decided to stop reading, the bustle in the pod had stopped and the sleepiness that had once permeated me had completely disappeared.

I could make out in the distance the airport with its usual bustle of airplanes.

It remains a fascinating place to walk the streets, people watching and experiencing the bustle.

From Time

While visiting a friend at WNYC studios, she said the hustle and bustle of a pre-broadcast newsroom made her feel like she was at home.

From Digiday

She realized she had been ignoring a lot of needs amid the bustle of her life.

From Time

After nine months, McKeever gradually began to introduce Roger to the bustle and noise of New York.

There is much purposeful hustle and bustle but tasks go uncompleted; confusion reigns.

Since the film is set in the 19th century, Jones was outfitted in a series of Victorian era gowns, replete with bodice and bustle.

But they numbered just two dozen in all and barely disturbed the workday bustle of the national capital.

The bustle of the newsroom is a mere backdrop for self-involved characters to give talky speeches and taunt each other.

There was no dog with her, and in the bustle that followed, I forgot to seek further for the solution of those two fiery lights.

Accustomed to the bustle and hurry of a soldier's life, he was too old to acquire the tastes of a life of tranquillity.

You will forget me in the bustle of your career, monsieur; but I shall always hold your memory very dear and very gratefully.

Those were busy days in the history of the “Anchor,” and the constant stream of poorer wayfarers added to the bustle.

Miss Carrington heard the bustle in the class, so she sat up and looked out over the room with asperity.


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On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bustle, such as: commotion, hubbub, tumult, ado, agitation, and clamor.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.