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  • v  become active
    He finally bestirred himself

  • Chinese coolies and peasants (85% of the population) now need only bestir themselves a bit to become literate.
  • About as often as the planet Pluto swings around the sun, Congress does indeed bestir itself, examines the archaic rules by which it conducts the nation's business and gently .
  • Speaking of "our times, in which religious ignorance is profound and full of peril," the Holy Father told his priests to bestir themselves, pay less attention to administrative .

  • Ayaz Amir in Washington Post
    Now, after helping create this chaos,wrote Ayaz Amir, probably the country's most influential columnist, several days after the bombing, the Americans "are expecting the battered state of Pakistan to bestir itself from the ashes and...

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