Definitions

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  • adv. With speed; in a rapid manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a rapid manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a rapid manner; swiftly; quickly; at a fast rate.

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

  • adv. with rapid movements

Etymologies

rapid +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is obvious that this tendency cannot be reversed, no matter how rapidly the people's income is increased, unless it rises _more rapidly_ than that of the well-to-do.

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  • Everytime I played a disc in my laptop, you could slightly hear the label rapidly scraping against something in my DVD drive.

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  • Mr Clegg's hope that his colleague will clear his name "rapidly" so that he can "return to play a key role in government as soon as possible" was notably not echoed by David Cameron.

    Why more of the Lib Dems now want to be like Chris Huhne | Andrew Rawnsley

  • It set the whole country to choosing up sides, and its title rapidly became a generic name.

    Parsing The Politics Of 'Main Street'

  • The right-wing Afrikaner Resistance Movement/Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB), has announced its re-activation to combat what it describes as a rapidly-deteriorating situation in South Africa.

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  • However, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) expressed concern over what it described as the rapidly deteriorating liquidity situation in the banking industry and tasked the Central Bank

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • In fact, the new term rapidly acquires all the associations of the old.

    Tongue Tied 3

  • A few years later, the independent motor bus made its debut, providing far greater flexibility for transportation in rapidly developing suburbs as well as congested inner cities where they were simply more maneuverable.

    Matthew Yglesias » The American Urban Paradox

  • Turkey's economy has rebounded rapidly from a near-5% contraction last year, expanding 11.7% in the first quarter and 10.3% in the second quarter — tying with China for the fastest growth in the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations.

    Turkey Bumps Up Outlook

  • The company has also moved to launch new products, which it has said will help drive growth next year and beyond, and is expanding its presence in rapidly developing economies.

    Thomson Reuters Net Rises 66%

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