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Definition of "doing" []

  • Performance of an act: a job not worth the doing. (noun)
  • Activities that go on every day: "A motley crew they are, their doings as dark as they are ludicrous” ( John Simon). (noun)
  • Social events and activities. (noun)
  • An action or the performance of an action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A beating or castigation (noun)

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Use "doing" in a sentence
  • "Singing or playing is doing; reading the notes is doing; studying out the composer's meaning is doing; making others feel it is doing; everything is doing; and _doing_ is true living, _provided it is unselfish_."
  • "_Innominate contracts_ are reckoned four: _I give on the terms of your giving_, otherwise than as buying and selling, -- to some forms of this there are English names, as _exchange_ and _barter_: _I do on the terms of your doing: I do on the terms of your giving: I give on the terms of your doing_."
  • "Baedekers, who are doing Rome and at the same time _doing_ the Pope's"