A-doing in a sentence

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Then, after I had robbed New York of $100,000,000 a year, burnt 10 large towns and 45 small ones, wrecked 200 express trains, lynched 96 negroes in the South and murdered many men every night for 7 years in Chicago-he broke out: "By golly, we are a-doing it.
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As the day wore on, the skies clouded over with a wind very sudden and blusterous, wherefore, misliking the look of things, I was for shortening sail, but feared to leave the helm lest the boat should broach to and swamp while this was a-doing.
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Now was my companion idle for, while all this is a-doing, she sets the turtle-shell on the fire with water and collops of meat cut with my knife, and, soon as it simmers, breaks into it divers herbs she had dried in the sun; and so comes to watch and question me at my work, yet turning, ever and anon, to stir at the stew with her new spoon, whereby I soon began to snuff a savour methought right appetising.
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While this was a-doing I stared up at the pimento tree, and bethinking me of Black Bartlemy and the poor Spanish lady and of my hateful dream, I felt sudden great shame, for here had I crushed my lady in arms as cruel well-nigh as his.
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Now while this was a-doing, the young knight must needs talk.
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To flour one's legs with pollen, to distend one's crop with syrup is a task that takes long a-doing; and the intruder, therefore, has time and to spare wherein to commit her felony.
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No, sir; it's Natur' as is a-doing that.
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Forsooth he was not greatly cast down, for besides that he knew that the King's Son was false, he deemed that under this double tryst lay something which was a-doing in his own behalf.
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Now, just have the goodness to tell me what you are a-doing here at Saint Helena-a place that a gentleman with your sentiments ought to have kept clear of like pison.
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May, what are you a-doing here I should like to know?
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Next time your aunt wants to throw her money into the gutter I hope as she'll ask me to come and see her a-doing of it.
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Whilst you was a-doing of the taters, this morning, you did pull up your sleeves.
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That's why he's a-doing of it.
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They talk about keeping order, but as soon as it's a question of a-doing of it, they seem like a cold draught.
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Now whilst these things were a-doing, they secretly sent a messenger unto the Emperor to certify him of the arrival of a strange nation, and withal to know his pleasure concerning them.
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The servants are (or were) so well trained, they did their jobs so well, that you were conscious only of their being done; you never saw them a-doing.
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Examples of A-doing

Example #1
Think of that, ye polished Frenchmen; ye refined, courteous Swedes; ye civilised Danes; you have 100 years to become truly Americanised!
Example #2
All down the river route we came on relics of another class of wanderers-the Klondikers of 1898.
Example #3
But the wind increasing, I was necessitated to call my companion beside me and teach her how she must counter each wind-gust with the helm, and found her very apt and quick to learn.
Example #4
And away she goes, and getting to her knees before one of the lockers, begins rearranging the contents, singing away the while merry as any grig.
Example #5
As time passed, this savour grew ever more inviting and my hunger with it, my mouth a-watering so that I might scarce endure, as I told her to her no small pleasure.
Example #6
Howbeit it was done at last, and the result of my labour a piece of wood about two feet square, and behold the seat of my stool!