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hectic

1. associated with, peculiar to, or symptomatic of tuberculosis (esp in the phrases hectic fever, hectic flush)
2. a hectic fever or flush
3. Rare a person who is consumptive or who experiences a hectic fever or flush
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The international organisations dealing with communication and regulating it and organisations working for protecting the rights of citizens are hectically busy in evolving a system to catch and check those who are uploading bogus material for their vested interests on the web, the sources pointed out.
At a time the US is hectically looking for allies under the international polarizations, in the light of the current understanding between America and the GCC countries on security and strategic matters, and in view of the economic position of the GCC countries, the United States will be more prompted to sign such an agreement.
KATY: At the outset she was hectically promoting her September 2010-released album Teenage Dream, which led to four Grammy awards in February 2011.
FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY, THE ANNUAL science fair has been a fixture in many a school's academic life, both for science teachers, who guide classes through the hands-on experience of researching topics of interest, and for students, who often hectically put the finishing touches on their work the night before it is exhibited in the school gym or other public space.
And, she added, "I'd be hugely annoyed if I were to break a nail while opening the bonnet," said Laura Myers, a hectically busy saleswoman and mother in Durban.
The main imperative is to keep moving, as slowly and attentively, or as hectically, as suits the city, the topic and-most importantly and rather downplayed here--one's compagnons de voyage.
Given that Boro's first season was spent in relative poverty under Lennie Lawrence - his first signing was unpredictable defender Jon Gittens from Southampton for pounds 250,000 - and that Boro have been in the wilderness for the past three campaigns, that shows a lot of carefree conspicuous consumption was jammed hectically into the action packed fast fading glory days.
Teams are forming and hectically attempting to raise as much money as possible for a truly exceptional cause.
Unsurprisingly, given a hectically successful 2010, which saw him bag an Ivor Novello Award for Best Album (Sunny Side Up) and the Q Best Male accolade, as well as being nominated for Best Album and Best Male at the Brit Awards, the gig is a sell-out.
They find themselves held hostage in time and space, in a growing city, a hectically changing world, frozen in time and increasingly lowered expectations.
Carole Ferrier compares the hectically plotted Out of Such Fires with The Ghost Wife, seeing both as 'comparatively lightweight' mystery stories featuring 'New Women.
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