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


She smiled at the conceit, busying herself with the tea things.

"You'd meet Flavia," Corrie declared, busying himself with his own ablutions.

"So that's it," thought Patty, busying herself with the biscuit dough.

"We will begin with Miss Ashe," she said, busying herself with some papers on her desk.

Darkness is falling, and Theresa is busying herself with something or another.

They were puzzled to make out what it was he was busying himself with.

Veritably I was busying myself for nothing over this old vestibule.

Mary was now busying herself in closing and fastening these shutters.

"It was quite easy," said Bessie, busying herself with the pot.

A mere list of them will show in what the workmen are now busying themselves.