afoot afoot  /ə ˈfʊt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) traveling by foot
  2. (adj) currently in progress
  3. (adv) on foot; walking

Usage(s):

  1. There is something resembling democracy afoot.
  2. A similar movement is afoot at the revered Sai Baba Temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra.
  3. But their pain hardly registers against the rage afoot in Europe these days.

News

  1. Aquarius Daily Horoscope for June 12, 2013

    Events are afoot that are sure to shake up your life in a deep, likely positive, way. Don't forget to stop to take it all in -- just stay present in the moment and soak it all up. This should make for a great story! More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes , Daily Couple's LoveScopes , Daily CareerScopes , Weekly RomanticScopes , Monthly FitnessScopes , more ... Today's Free Sample ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Astrology.com

  2. Land Of The Rising Bail In: Deposit Confiscation Coming To Japan Next

    We now know that 'muddle through' is over , and just as we noted here "there may only be painful ways out of this crisis" as we evidenced by Europe's attack on Cypriot depositors . With the pillars of Abenomics starting to crumble , it seems plans are afoot to prepare for the bank failures that will come from a BoJ-inspired out-of-control bond market. As Nikkei reports , Japan's Financial ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  3. Review: More fun at Cincy Shakespeare's 'Baskervilles'

    The game's afoot again at Cincinnati Shakespeare, where 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' provides laughs through the end of the month.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer

Quotes

  1. In a message, Mr. Zardari said "a deliberate attempt seems to be afoot to turn the fight against militants into a sectarian clash and make the people fight against one another" and asked people not to fall into the trap.
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: The Hindu

  2. "There are international campaigns afoot to reduce birth rates, sometimes using methods that respect neither the dignity of the woman, nor the right of parents to choose responsibly how many children to have," the Pope said. "Graver still,...
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Times Online

  3. Writing in The Sunday Times, Dimbleby says that "there are now discreet moves afoot to redefine the future role of the sovereign so that it would allow King Charles III to speak out on matters of national and international importance in ways that at...
    on Nov 15, 2008 By: Jonathan Dimbleby Source: Times Online

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