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hurried +‎ -ly



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.
    • 1962 December, “A new Pullman era?”, in Modern Railways, page 362:
      If the kind of network we envisage is to be established, it would be unwise to begin any of its services hurriedly with older stock, which, however admirable in its day, now has an air of faded Edwardian splendour that is out of joint with the times.
    • 1965, James Holledge, What Makes a Call Girl?, London: Horwitz Publications, page 96:
      But Johnson [...] hurriedly hanged his plea to guilty.