hum with activity

hum with activity

Fig. [for a place] to be busy with activity. The kitchen hummed with activity as usual. Our main office was humming with activity during the busy season.
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What had been a spooky and desolate place began to hum with activity and, most importantly, with the sounds of ships coming in and heading out.
But soon enough, the retiree wakes up one morning with the awareness that despite the pointless hours, life has not stopped; the world continues to hum with activity, and he can still meaningfully participate.
But it's not just the major roads that hum with activity. Along the entire border, traffic, including tractors, nips backwards and forwards across a line they will hardly ever think about, often many times a day.
Meanwhile, the busiest facilities, Castel and MediaPro, continue to hum with activity, and the latter has now become the source of growing slates of original programming for TV, in particular skeins for Central European Media Enterprises, the five-country web launched in the region in the mid-'90s by Ron Lauder.
"I cannot believe my eyes when I look at the empty town, which used to hum with activity just until a few days ago," he said.
Less than a quarter mile south, more than 50 businesses hum with activity along a mile-long asphalt road snaking through the Bradley Business Park.
Four years later, his school's enrollment has increased to over 300 and the studios hum with activity as girls in color-coded leotards and pulled-back hair scamper to classes.
As far as infrastructure goes, Portland's industrial shipyards along its rivers hum with activity. Readers will recall that the Exxon Valdez was brought to Portland for initial shipyard repairs in 1989.
Its sidewalks and streets hum with activity from dawa to the early morning hours.