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Busy

In marketing, an informal term for an advertisement with so many graphics, sound effects or other such features that it detracts from the overall message, thus leaving no impression about the product being marketed.
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Phoebe, my dear little girl," said Hepzibah, after a moment's pause,"you were up betimes, and have been busy all day.
Tom had often caught glimpses of this little girl,--for she was one of those busy, tripping creatures, that can be no more contained in one place than a sunbeam or a summer breeze,--nor was she one that, once seen, could be easily forgotten.
Then I gave public notice by herald and trumpet that I should be busy with affairs of state for a fortnight, but about the end of that time I would take a moment's leisure and blow up Merlin's stone tower by fires from heaven; in the meantime, whoso listened to evil re- ports about me, let him beware.
No sooner had this little plan shaped itself in his mind than he began to be busy with exact calculations about the wood to be bought and the particular article of furniture that should be undertaken first--a kitchen cupboard of his own contrivance, with such an ingenious arrangement of sliding-doors and bolts, such convenient nooks for stowing household provender, and such a symmetrical result to the eye, that every good housewife would be in raptures with it, and fall through all the gradations of melancholy longing till her husband promised to buy it for her.
She found him busy with his bellows, sweating and hard at work, for he was making twenty tripods that were to stand by the wall of his house, and he set wheels of gold under them all that they might go of their own selves to the assemblies of the gods, and come back again--marvels indeed to see.
For a day or two after the affront was given, Henry Crawford had endeavoured to do it away by the usual attack of gallantry and compliment, but he had not cared enough about it to persevere against a few repulses; and becoming soon too busy with his play to have time for more than one flirtation, he grew indifferent to the quarrel, or rather thought it a lucky occurrence, as quietly putting an end to what might ere long have raised expectations in more than Mrs.
I shall be too busy for whist; I shall have two parishes," said the Vicar, preferring not to discuss the virtues of that game.
They have also given me a variety of subjects to write about in the future: enough, in fact, to keep me busy for some time.
Because," replied the Honest Miner, "I was so busy digging out gold that I had no leisure to lay up something worth while.
Grandma peeped in, and smiled at the busy group, saying, "Sew away, my dears; dollies are safe companions, and needlework an accomplishment that 's sadly neglected nowadays.
The Clew, meanwhile, sauntered among the busy haunts of men, arm in arm with an Ingenious Theory.
You know she can't go about like Aunty Plen, and we are so busy nowadays that she is rather lonely, I'm afraid.