hastily

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Etymology[edit]

hasty +‎ -ly

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hastily (comparative more hastily, superlative most hastily)

  1. In a hasty manner; quickly, hurriedly.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The departure was not unduly prolonged. [] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments on the subject of Divine Intention in the disposition of buckets; farewells and last commiserations; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
  2. (obsolete) Soon, shortly.

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