hastily


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Related to hastily: haphazardly, inadvertently, immediately
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The clerk, with cuffs turned up, was hastily writing at a tub turned bottom upwards.
John's Wood and Hampstead, and eastward in Shoreditch and Highbury and Haggerston and Hoxton, and, indeed, through all the vastness of London from Ealing to East Ham--people were rubbing their eyes, and opening windows to stare out and ask aimless questions, dressing hastily as the first breath of the coming storm of Fear blew through the streets.
As my brother began to realise the import of all these things, he turned hastily to his own room, put all his available money--some ten pounds altogether--into his pockets, and went out again into the streets.
And suiting the action to the word, the door flew open, and the light of the tallow candle, which Tom had hastily lighted, fell on the haggard face and dark, wild eyes of the fugitive.
cried Alice hastily, afraid that she had hurt the poor animal's feelings.
Sikes and his companion enveloped their necks and chins in large dark shawls, and drew on their great-coats; Barney, opening a cupboard, brought forth several articles, which he hastily crammed into the pockets.
When I became aware that the roc had settled and that I was once again upon solid ground, I hastily unbound my turban from its foot and freed myself, and that not a moment too soon; for the bird, pouncing upon a huge snake, killed it with a few blows from its powerful beak, and seizing it up rose into the air once more and soon disappeared from my view.
Villefort rose, or rather sprang, from his chair, hastily opened one of the drawers of his desk, emptied all the gold it contained into his pocket, stood motionless an instant, his hand pressed to his head, muttered a few inarticulate sounds, and then, perceiving that his servant had placed his cloak on his shoulders, he sprang into the carriage, ordering the postilions to drive to M.
Summary: Anand (Gujarat) [India], December 8 (ANI): Congress president-designate Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for hastily preparing the manifesto a day ahead of the Gujarat elections.
Isabel said the DOJ hastily filed the case in court last Jan.
And a number of roads around the complex showed clear signs of collapse - some were hastily filled with sand or covered with boards.
Sadly, this is not the first time our politicians have awoken from their deep slumber and hastily put together a plan of action' that aims at eliminating the dreaded menace that is terrorism.