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Definition of "astir" []

  • Moving about; being in motion. (adjective)
  • Having gotten out of bed. (adjective)

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.

Use "astir" in a sentence
  • "* The pages were outlined by a thick black border and included a three-page biography that opened, Martin Luther King Jr. is like the great Yggdrasil tree, ‘whose roots,’ a poet said, ‘are deep in earth but in whose upper branches the stars of heaven are glowing and astir.’"
  • "A bigger surprise by far is that similar speculation is astir in Japan."
  • "By contrast, the world renowned architect Frank Gehry has set Washington astir by designing a memorial for Dwight D."