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synonyms for plying

  • dispense
  • employ
  • exercise
  • exert
  • follow
  • function
  • handle
  • maneuver
  • manipulate
  • practice
  • pursue
  • swing
  • throw
  • utilize
  • wield
  • carry on
  • put out

antonyms for plying

MOST RELEVANT
  • disregard
  • ignore
  • leave alone
  • misuse
  • neglect
  • receive
  • shun
  • stop
  • be lazy
  • idle
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How to use plying in a sentence

She was seated, one evening, plying her ever active needle, at the same small window which overlooked the churchyard.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
Miss Mathewson descended more deliberately, Chester plying her with eager questions as he assisted her.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
Just outside the town a long line of infantrymen were plying pick and shovel in the formation of a system of trenches.
THE ONSLAUGHT FROM RIGELFLETCHER PRATT
Here many passengers were transferred from the stage lines to the steamboats plying between this point and Pittsburg.
THE OLD PIKETHOMAS B. SEARIGHT
Here they fell to, the men plying a stone jar freely, and passing round a cup.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
Soon a regular service was plying to the foundations, and, at the same time, the dogs were being trained.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
Alice had to sit the whole day plying her needle, while Arthur was occasionally sent out to collect money.
THERE AND BACKGEORGE MACDONALD
Some half dozen men were also observed, their sleeves rolled up, and intently plying the chisel, the file and other tools.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
Robbers and thieves were busy plying their trade, taking everything they could carry away.
THE BLUE AND THE GRAYA. R. WHITE
He made her his bow, plying a broad straw hat and a billowy handkerchief of tussore silk.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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