Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being hurried.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

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Examples

  • Another thing that hurt the story was the occasional use of run-on sentences meant, I suppose, to convey the hurriedness of the speaker but instead were long winded interruptions to the flow of the story.

    REVIEW: Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald

  • However, denying an individual a firearm because of simple hurriedness/unkemptness fits (1) and (2) because the customer may return at a later time with a different mindset/wardrobe.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Consumer Supremacy?

  • Another thing that hurt the story was the occasional use of run-on sentences meant, I suppose, to convey the hurriedness of the speaker but instead were longwinded interruptions to the flow of the story.

    REVIEW: 2007 Hugo Award Short Fiction Nominees

  • "Using various sensors that detect and store information on the drivers' preferences at home and at work, driving conditions the car can gauge the driver's level of skill & hurriedness."

    On Expertise

  • And it mostly comes off well as a fast-paced story but there were a few problems in its hurriedness.

    REVIEW: The Earthborn by Paul Collins

  • I happen to be one of only eight people on the planet who didn't find the ending of The Crimson Petal and the White rushed and unsatisfactory I guess once you've got a couple of Neal Stephensons under your belt, Faber's hurriedness doesn't even register.

    Curse You, Michel Faber

  • There's no sense of hurriedness at these terminals; the plane is waiting for you if you're late, ready for you if you're early.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Presence means you are temporarily free from worry and hurriedness.

    Itsy Bitsy Yoga

  • Though not essential by any means and suffering from a feeling of hurriedness and spots of vocal shakiness, '...

    ...All This Time

  • These and many others were buried while yet alive, their features plainly telling of the agonizing thoughts that flashed across their minds at the moment of death, and every detail about them telling of the hurriedness of their attempted flight.

    Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo Comprising a Tour Through North and South Italy and Sicily with a Short Account of Malta

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