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1In a deliberate and positive way.‘the company is actively looking for a buyer’
- ‘You'll need to actively recruit outside your usual circles.’
- ‘We engage students in actively developing their ability and desire to analyze, evaluate, and communicate complex material and positions.’
- ‘These are just a few examples of how some countries are actively pursuing organics in their export strategy.’
- ‘He has been actively engaged in the research efforts concerning water quality, manure management, and soil carbon measurement techniques.’
- ‘By 1915, they were actively engaged in applying Cubist principles to photography.’
- ‘Instructors actively recruit students who would benefit from the experience, allowing for lead time to raise the funds required for travel.’
- ‘Most businesses actively try to enhance the commitment or loyalty of customers to their products.’
- ‘Participants can interact with agribusiness officials who are actively pursuing business ventures using electronic commerce.’
- ‘The company has been actively working with its customers and resellers who may have planted or resold this variety.’
- ‘It was one of the first businesses in the state to actively promote the unattended fueling site.’
2In an energetic or vigorous way.‘they were actively engaged in supporting the war effort’‘actively growing weeds’
- ‘The current threshold for late vegetative beans with actively increasing aphid populations is 250 aphids per plant.’
- ‘Actively managing soil compaction can save growers tillage costs.’
- ‘Lately, this digital resource has been moving actively and successfully into library consortium sales.’
- ‘Imaging reveals that the highest sucrose levels are found in the most actively expanding cells.’
- ‘Criteria for such a warning include the visibility of the threat, how actively it is being exploited, and the risk to national security.’
- ‘The need to deal with information overload is immediate, which is why the text extraction model is being so actively pursued.’
- ‘After six weeks, the cultures were actively producing 50-70 mg of tissue.’
- ‘One of the special guests selected from among the participants was an information consultant who contributed actively to the discussions.’
- ‘Treatment may be warranted if the insects are actively feeding and defoliation is expected to increase.’
- ‘The pathogen attacks actively growing portions of the plant.’
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