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I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils, destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a staglike swiftness. Oh!
I sank to the ground, and my injurer, with increased swiftness, escaped into the wood.
I told him "he should be obeyed." I owned "that the HOUYHNHNMS among us, whom we called horses, were the most generous and comely animals we had; that they excelled in strength and swiftness; and when they belonged to persons of quality, were employed in travelling, racing, or drawing chariots; they were treated with much kindness and care, till they fell into diseases, or became foundered in the feet; but then they were sold, and used to all kind of drudgery till they died; after which their skins were stripped, and sold for what they were worth, and their bodies left to be devoured by dogs and birds of prey.
These fowls, of which I have seen many, are very tame, and when they are pursued, stretch out their wings, and run with amazing swiftness. As they have cloven feet, they sometimes strike up the stones when they run, which gave occasion to the notion that they threw stones at the hunters, a relation equally to be credited with those of their eating fire and digesting iron.
Monk made his calculations, at a thousand desertions a day Lambert had men enough to last twenty days; but there is in sinking things such a growth of weight and swiftness, which combine with each other, that a hundred left the first day, five hundred the second, a thousand the third.
Lady Greystoke had been sitting a little way from the cabin, and when she heard his cry she looked up to see the ape springing with almost incredible swiftness, for so large and awkward an animal, in an effort to head off Clayton.
"We may," he replied; "but you will find that the Sagoths can move with incredible swiftness, and as they are almost tireless they are doubtless much fresher than we.
"Along with giving reservations on the basis of economic status by Central and State governments run by the BJP, there was this swiftness shown to provide the benefit of OBC reservation to Maratha community in Maharashtra.
The swiftness, a theatrical delight to fight aficionados, was clinical and neat.
'Quality service means that we need to treat each and every customer as special and consider elements of swiftness, good listening skills, customer feedback and reliability among others.
"But I will say, no matter what is put in place, it is likely to be sub-optimal, likely to be slower, clunkier, likely to be more bureaucratic and it is highly unlikely in that scenario that we would have the same swiftness and professionalism around these issues that exist now, and that would have a negative impact," he said.
Discussing the amended labor law, Barham said it aims to take into account the developments and changes that took place in the labor market during the past years and to address them effectively to ensure swiftness of its application and to reduce disputes over its provisions.