precipitately

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Etymology[edit]

precipitate +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

precipitately (comparative more precipitately, superlative most precipitately)

  1. In a precipitate manner.
    • 1899 February, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, volume CLXV, number M, New York, N.Y.: The Leonard Scott Publishing Company, [], OCLC 1042815524, part I, page 215:
      He talked precipitately, and I did not try to stop him.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[1]:
      "That's that!" said Mailey, folding up the paper. "Now, Mr. Thomas Didymus, I leave you to your conclusions," and the enthusiast vanished out of the office as precipitately as he had entered.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter V, p. 63, [2]
      Nawnim rushed into the bedroom so precipitately that he nearly crashed into the bed.
    • 1963 June, G. Freeman Allen, “The success of diesel-hydraulics on the German Federal Railway”, in Modern Railways, page 387:
      Despite their pre-war pioneering work in diesel rail traction, the Germans did not precipitately dieselise their own national system as soon as post-war opportunity offered.

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