Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a swift or rapid manner; fleetly; rapidly; with celerity; quickly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a swift manner; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly.
- adv. in a swift manner
- swift + -ly (Wiktionary)
“And through a now familiar combination of bigger headlines and brasher stories, his title swiftly came to dominate the market.”
“The spike in gold and silver prices to unexpected new highs so swiftly is evidence of the weakness in sovereign currencies and their economies.”
“And now one, and now another, bled swiftly from the mouth and died.”
“And rather than win swiftly and brutally as we had with a mighty Japanese Empire, LBJ fought Vietnam as the conflicted war president he was, babbling on about building “a Great Society on the Mekong.””
“Director Guy Ritchie keeps it all moving at a quick enough pace, but going through the motions swiftly is still going through the motions.”
“He had passed swiftly through Cambridge and Oxford to become a leading Anglican theologian and had risen equally swiftly from a small bishopric in Wales to the seat of Canterbury.”
“Sometimes "boldly and swiftly" is NOT A GOOD THING.”
“Dealing with each of those rites of babyhood passage come back swiftly from the annals of motherhood memory when I needed them too, and carry a pretty short (re) learning curve anyway.”
“So there you have it: when the chips are down, any notion of competition must be thrown swiftly from the nearest window and, implicitly, the guarantee equally swiftly ground down to the level of those who promise to guarantee the least.”
“She had confused the numbers of compressions to breaths and after two quick chest lunges had moved in swiftly and efficiently to do fifteen breaths (or was it twelve ... or fourteen?) on the”
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