Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which hastens or urges forward.
- n. Same as haster.
- n. Agent noun of hasten; one who hastens.
- n. A stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the fire to meat while roasting before it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who hastens.
- n. That which hastens; especially, a stand or reflector used for confining the heat of the fire to meat while roasting before it.
- hasten + -er (Wiktionary)
“The United Kingdom was preparing to urge once more that a decision be reached at once when the South Africans forestalled this latest hastener by announcing their decision to us and to the United”
“Self-preservation is impossible; self-assertion is a challenge to the assertiveness of other selves, as well as a hastener of dissolution.”
“The meat hastener and the Dutch oven conserved and radiated the heat, the joint turning slowly by the clockwork mechanism of the improved brass bottle jack.”
“In the near future we hope it will mean to all workers even more than a discipline, a storehouse of culture, a provider of joy and of pleasure, of care in sickness, of support in adversity, and best of all, a preparation for and a hastener on of that coöperative commonwealth for which more and more of us ever watch and pray.”
“Oswald, in so professional a manner that he was instantly reinstated in public confidence; but when twenty minutes had passed, he looked perturbed, and thought he would use a little more of the hastener.”
“A third altar -- to Mercury the hastener!" exclaimed Sergius.”
“As man recedes from one hastener of destruction, he inevitably approaches another:”
“The United Kingdom was preparing to urge once more that a decision be reached at once when the South Africans forestalled this latest hastener by announcing their decision to us and to the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand (that they were withdrawing their candidature). ”
“I have come back sooner than I intended," returned Pedro, "for war is a wonderful hastener, as well as dictator, of events; but I have to thank war for having given me a new friend.”
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