[ adverb ] in a busy manner
"they were busily engaged in buying souvenirs"
Used in print(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
The electoral procedure prevented the ready identification of party affiliation , but all vitally interested parties , including the government itself , were busily engaged in determining the party identifications of all successful candidates the month following the elections .
Both parties and the Ministry_of_the_Interior were busily at_work after the elections trying to unearth the political affiliations of the successful candidates and , thereby , give the elections a confidential but known degree of national political significance .