• WordNet 3.6
    • adv actively in an active manner "he participated actively in the war"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 2000 thunderstorms that are active at the same time which results in 100 lightning flashes a second.
    • Actively In an active manner; nimbly; briskly; energetically; also, by one's own action; voluntarily, not passively.
    • Actively (Gram) In an active signification; as, a word used actively .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the past 60 years, the groundhog has only predicted the weather correctly 28% of the time. The rushing back and forth from burrows is believed to indicate sexual activity, not shadow seeking
    • actively In an active manner; by action or movement; hence, briskly or energetically: as, to engage actively in business; to work actively.
    • actively In an active sense; by active application or attention; in a way involving or implying action: opposed to passively: as, to employ a verb actively; to study actively.
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  • John Wooden
    “Don't mistake activity for achievement.”
  • John Wooden
    “Never mistake activity for achievement.”
  • Alan Brien
    Alan Brien
    “I have done almost every human activity inside a taxi which does not require main drainage.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”
  • Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza
    “The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.”
  • H. H. Williams
    H. H. Williams
    “Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.”


In literature:

Firing-line activities all of these are, each vigorous and active in the great movement for educational betterment.
"On the Firing Line in Education" by Adoniram Judson Ladd
The various activities may help to cover up the void, to protect it from strange eyes, they cannot fill it.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
Two other offerings inspired by the true spirit of earnest and active philanthropy, related by the same lady, deserve a place here.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
Howard retired from active teaching about 1895.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Still others have urged active life out of doors or an active participation in business.
"How to Add Ten Years to your Life and to Double Its Satisfactions" by S. S. Curry
For they came more in contact with the people, and influenced their intellectual activity.
"Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
Hence it would seem that life cannot be suitably divided into the active and the contemplative.
"On Prayer and The Contemplative Life" by St. Thomas Aquinas
Yet within its own narrow limits, Anglo-Jewry is active enough to keep in perfect condition.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
Petty hostilities along the coast were very active during the first few months of the war.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Possessing, as he eminently does, the capacity for group activity, man is interested in such activity.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
Archangel, Smolny and Bakaritza now were busy scenes of military activity.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Whatever activity and energetic preparation there may have been elsewhere, Pensacola was the first organized camp in the South.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
There was certainly much need for an active and vigorous Legislature in the fall of 1814.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The burst of activity by one that is startled lasts for only a few seconds.
"Field Study of Kansas Ant-Eating Frog" by Henry S. Fitch
He took an active part in the political changes in Hungary.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
They are gentle and honest, but neither active nor intelligent.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
He was an active member, and stood high in the esteem of his Party.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
Again; the same object may be both passive and active; passive with respect to one thing, and active with respect to another.
"An Examination of President Edwards' Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will" by Albert Bledsoe
He was an active member, and stood high in the esteem of his Party.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
He closed his career as an active legislator in the house as speaker in 1836.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley

In poetry:

What is the creature's skill or force,
The sprightly man, the warlike horse,
The nimble wit, the active limb?
All are too mean delights for him.
"Psalm 147 part 1" by Isaac Watts
I am a student small and neat,
Not twenty-five, and somewhat dashing,
With active limbs and beard complete,
And wear a vest that's slightly flashing.
"To Lizzie" by James Avis Bartley
Many diseases doth that sin attend,
But what is worst of all, the fatal end:
Let not the pleasures of a quaffing bowl
Destroy and stupify thy active soul.
"England's Alarm. or The Pious Christian's Speedy Call To Repentance" by Anonymous British
The drunkard feels his vitals waste,
Yet drowns his health to please his taste;
Till all his active powers are lost,
And fainting life draws near the dust.
"Psalm 107 part 3" by Isaac Watts
No matter where I go, the spotlight of my mind
Will ever keep turning on Thee;
And in the battle din of activity, my silent war-cry will be:
God! God! God!
"God! God! God!" by Paramahansa Yogananda
Genius fo France! pursue the chace
Till Reason's laws restore
Man to be Man, in every clime;—
That Being, active, great, sublime
Debas'd in dust no more.
"The Republican Genius Of Europe" by Philip Morin Freneau

In news:

Domestic inter-state M&A activity remains at defensive levels.
Making the transition from outdoor to indoor aerobic activities.
Although outdoor endurance exercise is more interesting, there are steps you can take to make indoor aerobic activity less boring and more beneficial.
In addition to medication, attention to physical activity should be addressed.
Most studies show that as an aerobic activity, running in water is on par with running on land, or slightly less strenuous.
A typical class consists of doing five minutes of warm-up, about 35 minutes of actual aerobic activities, 10 minutes of legs, 10 minutes of abs, and then a cool-down.
As former President Clinton said, volunteers are important part of any society and active volunteerism is beneficial to all.
In middle age, Forster began to live an active gay life—cultivating numerous lovers and an affectionate circle of gay friends.
You may be someone who hunkers down for the winter — enjoys more sleep, engages in less outside activity, eats more comfort food and generally feels blue.
The online auction colossus has caught a dose of community activism.
Chuck Burmeister of Tiffin looks like the picture of health, and his active lifestyle gives no indication of serious illness.
For some hunters, game meat is merely the necessary bi-product of an activity they enjoy.
The award indicates the chapter served as a model for engaging in activities that advance AFP 's strategic plan.
Inauguration Instructional Activities Now Available on NEA Website.
"Although this resulted in increased enemy initiated activity, insurgent sanctuaries were effectively disrupted, leading to decreased insurgent activity along the highway," the report said.

In science:

Since the local freefall timescales in the centres of early-type galaxies are generally much shorter than the gas cooling time, hydrostatic equilibrium is expected to be quickly established unless the ISM is being actively stirred up, for example by AGN activity or galaxy merging (Mathews & Brighenti 2003).
Hydrostatic Gas Constraints on Supermassive Black Hole Masses: Implications for Hydrostatic Equilibrium and Dynamical Modelling in a Sample of Early-Type Galaxies
We are starting with following notations, from figure 1. 0abU > The idle running voltage for the linear active dipole reporting to a-b terminals. > The linear impedance of active dipole, looking to a-b terminals, then its passive.
Generalisation of Helmholtz-Thevenin theorem to three-phase electrical circuits
The Helmholtz – Thèvenin theorem for a linear active dipole may be generalized to a linear active three-phase system. 2.
Generalisation of Helmholtz-Thevenin theorem to three-phase electrical circuits
Adding these two, along with the number of j -active clones matched in this phase M ′j , we conclude that the number of (j + 1)-active clones satisfies Nj+1 ≥ Nj − Mj + 1Aj − 2Bj = Nj − M ′j − 2Bj .
Anatomy of a young giant component in the random graph
Since we did not apply Step 2 yet, the stack exclusively contains light clones, and a clone is active (more precisely, m-active) iff it has 3 unmatched clones or more.
Anatomy of a young giant component in the random graph
By (2), when the link is active, the weight is Wij , and when not active it is zero.
Weight Optimization for Consensus Algorithms with Correlated Switching Topology
NICMOS imaging of the companion galaxy as evidence for the presence of a strongly reddened active galactic nucleus hidden behind a thick dust cloud which would favor the ejection hypothesis during the merger of two active nuclei.
Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm ?
It is well-known that in galaxy clusters , intracluster gas can cool and fall onto the central dominant (cD) galaxy participating to the activation of its central AGN activity and providing fuel for very large outflows reaching up to yr−1 (Nesvadba et al. 2006, 2008).
Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm ?
They proposed to mix both magnetic TM ions with d electrons and ferroelectrically active TM ions with d0 configurations at the B-sites (i.e., substituting partially the d0-shell TM ions by magnetically active 3d ions while keeping the perovskite structure stabilized).
Multiferroicity, The coupling between magnetic and polarization
The Activity Manager helps in that regard by categorizing users based on their activities.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
It is sometimes convenient to view the social content graph as an overlay of sub-graphs, namely the activity graph, which maintains users’ activities on items, the network graph, which maintains social connections, and the topical graph, which maintains links from users or items to derived semantic groups or topics.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Finally, site-speci fic social activities are the activities users perform on the site content.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Activity-Driven Data Management A good understanding of social connections and activities can help cluster users and their associated contents in ways that would improve the data access performance.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Ls are the second most X-ray active sources within nearby galaxies, while Ts and the galaxies that show some/weak emission line activity account for less than 1/5th of the sample.
Probing the Balance of AGN and Star-Forming Activity in the Local Universe with ChaMP
In the most active “state” intrinsic steady-state conversions above this critical TOF number are reached for temperatures above about 500 K, and Fig. 1 illustrates the sizable effect that the surface heat-up already has on the observable activity at this threshold.
First-Principles Approach to Heat and Mass Transfer Effects in Model Catalyst Studies