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haste

noun acceleration, alacrity, briskness, celerity, dash, dispatch, eagerness to act quickly, expedition, festinatio, flurry, frenzy, hurriedness, hurry, hustle, inability to wait, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitousness, properantia, properatio, rapidity, rashness, rush, speed, swiftness, urgency, velocity
Associated concepts: speedy trial
Foreign phrases: Festinatio justitiae est noverca infortunii.The hastening of justice is the stepmother of misfortune.
See also: dispatch
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Thrones, Dominations, Princedomes, Vertues, Powers, If these magnific Titles yet remain Not meerly titular, since by Decree Another now hath to himself ingross't All Power, and us eclipst under the name Of King anointed, for whom all this haste Of midnight march, and hurried meeting here, This onely to consult how we may best With what may be devis'd of honours new Receive him coming to receive from us Knee-tribute yet unpaid, prostration vile, Too much to one, but double how endur'd, To one and to his image now proclaim'd?
No more of that,'' said the Jew, changing colour; and drawing forth his writing materials in haste, as if to stop the conversation, he began to write upon a piece of paper which he supported on the top of his yellow cap, without dismounting from his mule.
certainly," cried Fanny, rising in haste, the haste of embarrassment and of wanting to get away-- "I will write directly.
A report was spread during the night, that the king was coming in great haste on post horses, and would arrive in ten or twelve hours at the latest.
They'll say I made enough haste to snap John up as soon as his poor mother was out of the way.
Ancient poetry and mythology suggest, at least, that husbandry was once a sacred art; but it is pursued with irreverent haste and heedlessness by us, our object being to have large farms and large crops merely.
He had best make haste then, says I, or somebody will have her before he comes; and, indeed, says I, Mr Seagrim, it is a thousand pities somebody should not have her; for he certainly loves her above all the women in the world.
He rang up his servant, dressed in haste, and went out onto the steps, completely forgetting the dream and only worried at being late.
But if you are convinced that one mustn't listen at doors, but one may murder old women at one's pleasure, you'd better be off to America and make haste.
Let us make haste away," Svidrigailov whispered to her, "I don't want Rodion Romanovitch to know of our meeting.
Almost fainting, she sank on to a chair which Svidrigailov made haste to give her.
She rushed to the furthest corner, where she made haste to barricade herself with a little table.