hurriedly

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Etymology[edit]

hurried +‎ -ly

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hurriedly (comparative more hurriedly, superlative most hurriedly)

  1. In a hurried manner.
    • 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories[1], Project Gutenberg, published 9 September 2004, →ISBN, page 71:
      The mother, Ekaterina Pavlovna, who at one time had been handsome, but now, asthmatic, depressed, vague, and over-feeble for her years, tried to entertain me with conversation about painting. Having heard from her daughter that I might come to Shelkovka, she had hurriedly recalled two or three of my landscapes which she had seen in exhibitions in Moscow, and now asked what I meant to express by them.
    • 1965, James Holledge, What Makes a Call Girl?, London: Horwitz Publications, page 96:
      But Johnson [...] hurriedly hanged his plea to guilty.

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