celerity


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The effect on the precision and celerity of the military movements was so remarkable that Lorquas Ptomel presented me with a massive anklet of gold from his own leg, as a sign of his appreciation of my service to the horde.
I dare say you believed it; but I am by no means convinced that you would be gone with such celerity.
The horse rises first upon his fore legs; and the domestic cow, upon her hinder limbs; but the buffalo bounds at once from a couchant to an erect position, with a celerity that baffles the eye.
I let them both go with a celerity which to this day astonishes my memory.
By dint of much hard scrambling however, and at some risk to our necks, we at last surmounted it, and continued our fight with unabated celerity.
Indeed, since an example of each system of stakes kept constantly occurring, a great deal of information could be assimilated with ease and celerity.
Aramis then assisted Porthos to dress, piece by piece, with as much celerity as the most skillful valet de chambre could have done.
And, in fact, many of the qualities that make a great deed were there: the decision, the resolution, the courage, the celerity, the clear eye, and the strong hand.
For the helmet of Pluto, which maketh the politic man go invisible, is secrecy in the counsel, and celerity in the execution.
Again, therefore, she applied herself to the key, and after moving it in every possible way for some instants with the determined celerity of hope's last effort, the door suddenly yielded to her hand: her heart leaped with exultation at such a victory, and having thrown open each folding door, the second being secured only by bolts of less wonderful construction than the lock, though in that her eye could not discern anything unusual, a double range of small drawers appeared in view, with some larger drawers above and below them; and in the centre, a small door, closed also with a lock and key, secured in all probability a cavity of importance.
And now celerity of action was the prime essential to the success of the thing that I had decided upon.
We sidled toward the Piraeus--not running you understand, but only advancing with celerity.