Harriet's climbing was not so rapid as to make her dizzy; but business was coming.
He'd build it for the farmer and have some business sense about it.
The idea of your bein' troubled all this time by that snorin' business or whatever 'tis.
Aw, I'll help you, Mr. Manning, but I won't tell you other people's business.
"Doane gone to San Francisco on business of the firm," it said.
Is this an intelligent group of men, these farmers and business men?
A tumbler had no business with a family, but what was a man going to do?
My business is not the history of the peace, but the life of Prior.
The handling of forests is a business just as the growing of corn is a business.
If his business did not call him north at once, he should sail with us the next morning.
business O.E. bisignes (Northumbrian) "care, anxiety, occupation," from bisig "careful, anxious, busy, occupied, diligent" (see busy) + -ness. Sense of "work, occupation" is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "trade, commercial engagements" is first attested 1727. Modern two-syllable pronunciation is 17c. Business card first attested 1840; business letter from 1766.