from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. With great speed; rapidly.
- n. Archaic Great speed; rapidity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. quickly, as fast as someone travelling post; with great speed
- n. Alternative spelling of post-haste.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. With speed or expedition
- n. Haste or speed in traveling, like that of a post or courier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With the haste of a post; with speed or urgent expedition: as, he traveled post-haste.
- Expeditious; speedy; immediate.
- [The edition of 1623 reads “post, post-haste.”]
- n. Haste or speed like that of a post or courier in traveling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. as fast as possible; with all possible haste
A dozen miles to the north, the defeated Istarian army huddled against the outer walls of the city, awaiting reinforcements recalled posthaste from their stations along the Thoradin border.
Woody Harrelson, who asked for treatment "posthaste," she said.
When the legions had marched into camp outside Verona, Catulus Caesar knew the first thing he had to do was send word posthaste to Rome of the disaster up the Athesis; if he didn’t, he suspected Sulla would via Gaius Marius, so it was important that his be the first version Rome absorbed.
I highly recommend that anyone who missed this hardcover release from Tor rectify that oversight posthaste.
Since budgetary constraints make these unlikely, I instead urge noted film-maker, supreme tyrant and lifelong entitled brat Kim Jong-il to take up his film crew, coerce the population of North Korea into extra-duty, and film his glorious autobiography posthaste.
When the default position in the USA is that restrictions on rights are only justified if they can show a reasonable relation to a positive effect on crime or safety, no documentable negative effect means the restrictions need to go away posthaste.
To this end, Dean Obeidallah asks a very pointed question in his terrific Huffington Post piece from Wednesday that I have no doubt Palin will rush to refudiate posthaste:
We need to find out who these people are, and find something for them to do, posthaste.
He recommends bringing along a pair of portable grills which is often easier than lugging one big one, so that there's enough surface area to turn out the food posthaste.
That is a phrase that needs to be drummed out of the English language posthaste.
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