Synonyms for astir

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-stur
Phonetic Transcription : əˈstɜr

Définition of astir

Origin :
  • "up and about," 1823, from phrase on the stir, or from Scottish asteer; from stir. Old English had astyrian, which yielded Middle English ben astired "be stirred up, excited, aroused."
  • adv moving
Example sentences :
  • Dennet was astir early to see them off, and she had a little gift for each.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I had no suspicion anything was astir that night with the college boys.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Lights flashed in the windows, drums beat, and the whole place was astir.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The night passed, and with the coming of dawn the boys were astir.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields » by Lieut. Howard Payson
  • A soul is astir with an idea, a resentment, a call for change.
  • Extract from : « Mountain Meditations » by L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • At the Lodge she gave him back a quick look that set him astir.
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley
  • Before long the whole island seemed to be astir about our reception.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine
  • The town was astir by this time, the sun was on the beach, and the fishermen trooped off to bed.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
  • I slept ill that night, and very early next morning I was astir.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • "The streets are astir," put in Wharton, helping himself to snuff.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Skin » by Rafael Sabatini

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