You must have been very slow about it, Jacob, Scrooge observed, in a business-like manner, though with humility and deference.
A long, businesslike revolver, also gleaming with oil, appeared in the hand of the man with the disfigured face.
Her manner was brusque and businesslike, as always.
I was hard-pressed to keep my tone businesslike, my pulse rose in my throat to choke me.
It was a low, businesslike construction of bricks, and a shimmer of heat hung over it.
Longren would not have believed it, had he not been so busy with his thoughts. Their conversation took on a businesslike tone. The sailor told his daughter to pack up his bag, listed all needed items, and gave her some instructions.
Our relations ought to be businesslike, founded on calculation, knowledge, and justice.
The business which had so worried and interested me was at last in my hands; I was doing what the others would not and could not do; I was doing my duty, organizing the relief fund in a practical and businesslike way
The latter met me deferentially indeed, but with a businesslike and taciturn manner; this to some extent softened my heart.
The undertaker was brisk and businesslike.
exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business: efficient
not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal: earnest, purposeful