On busier roads, elderly, scarved women sat by piles of potatoes and onions hoping forlornly for a sale.
And its employees are likely to be busier in the coming months.
And the cameras on the busier streets would show hundreds of people going past.
There was a fine open view across the busy river to the busier city.
"Then the devil is busier than he seems, even after a night at Court," I said.
She was now engaged to be married to a poorer and busier man, but it was to Jack Burgess that she appealed.
For eight months or so Remington Solander was busier than he had ever been in his life.
I suppose, take it all in all, there wasn't a busier man than the Rural Dean among the Anglican clergy of the diocese.
But be all the books; that never was opened or shut, busier men!
It would be difficult to imagine a gayer or busier place than this usually sombre city has become within a few days.
Old English bisig "careful, anxious," later "continually employed or occupied," cognate with Old Dutch bezich, Low German besig; no known connection with any other Germanic or Indo-European language. Still pronounced as in Middle English, but for some unclear reason the spelling shifted to -u- in 15c.
The notion of "anxiousness" has drained from the word since Middle English. Often in a bad sense in early Modern English, "prying, meddlesome" (preserved in busybody). The word was a euphemism for "sexually active" in 17c. Of telephone lines, 1893. Of display work, "excessively detailed, visually cluttered," 1903.
late Old English bisgian, from busy (adj.). Related: Busied; busying.