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synonyms for mean business

  • be in earnest
  • be resolute
  • stick at nothing
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How to use mean business in a sentence

He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Hilda, trembling at the door, more than half expected Mr. Orgreave to say: "You mean, she's invited herself."
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
It was difficult, with the mean appliances of the time, to wring subsistence from the reluctant earth.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
With Bacon, experientia does not always mean observation; and may mean either experience or experiment.
THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR
A letter from Fajardo to the king (December 10, 1621) concerns various matters of administration and business.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
My husband detests them; on the contrary, I like those carriages, for they tell me of happy—I mean to say, of former times.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
I mean it is well my mother is ill, and doesn't wish to eat, for there would be nothing for her, if she did.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
Moreover, Napoleon, so great in many things, was so jealous of his own glory that he could be mean beyond words.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The father of Mr. Stacy Marks predestined him for the coach-building business.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO MEAN BUSINESS

  • bent
  • bent on
  • constant
  • decided
  • decisive
  • dogged
  • earnest
  • firm
  • fixed
  • hard-as-nails
  • hardboiled
  • intent
  • mean business
  • obstinate
  • on ice
  • pat
  • persevering
  • purposeful
  • resolute
  • resolved
  • serious
  • set
  • set on
  • settled
  • single-minded
  • solid
  • steadfast
  • strong-minded
  • strong-willed
  • stubborn
  • tenacious
  • unfaltering
  • unflinching
  • unhesitating
  • unwavering
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