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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behavior, behaviour, conduct, doingsnoun

    manner of acting or controlling yourself


  1. doingsnoun

    regular activities

  2. doingsnoun

    social events

  3. doingsnoun


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Doingsnoun

    Etymology: from To do. This word has hardly any singular.

    I have but kill’d a fly.
    ———— But! how if that fly had a father and mother?
    How would he hang his slender gilded wings,
    And buz lamented doings in the air? William Shakespeare, Tit. Andron.

    The next degree was to mark all Zelmane’s doings, speeches and fashions, and to take them unto herself, as a pattern of worthy proceeding. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    If I’m traduc’d by tongues which neither know
    My faculties nor person, yet will be
    The chronicles of my doing; let me say
    ’Tis but the fate of place, and the rough brake
    That virtue must go through. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    At length a reverend fire among them came,
    And of their doings great dislike declar’d,
    And testify’d against their ways. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    Never the earth on his round shoulders bare,
    A maid train’d up from high or low degree,
    That in her doings better could compare
    Mirth with respect, few words with curtesy. Philip Sidney.

    After such miraculous doings, we are not yet in a condition of bringing France to our terms. Jonathan Swift.

    Dangerous it were for the feeble brains of man to wade far into the doings of the Most High. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 1.

    Shall there be then, in the mean while, no doings? Richard Hooker.


  1. doings

    Doings refers to actions, activities, or events that someone participates in or accomplishes. It is often used in the context of discussing what a person or group of people have been involved in.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doings

    of Doing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Doings

    dōō′ingz, n.pl. things done, events: proceedings: behaviour.

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Anagrams for doings »

  1. digons

  2. dingos

  3. dosing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doings in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of doings in a Sentence

  1. Erich Fromm:

    We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

  2. Andreas Simic:

    We are human beings, not human doings. Every once in a while we need to stop and smell the roses, hear what is really being said, taste the essence of life, touch someone’s heart and see life for what it truly is, a journey with rest areas.

  3. Akihiro Hino:

    All the weird and unexplainable things that happen to modern kids in their daily lives are laughed off as the doings of these invisible beings called 'yokai,'.

  4. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    Which steps they take, we will take 10 times more action. We are not afraid of this, but their doings are really inhuman.

  5. Henry Louis Mencken:

    A man's women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them they see the actual man within, and know him for a shallow and pathetic fellow. In this fact, perhaps, lies one of the best proofs of feminine intelligence, or, as the common phrase makes it, feminine intuition.

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    a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease
    A equivalent
    B epidemic
    C contagious
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