Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a swift manner; quickly; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a swift manner; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a swift or rapid manner; fleetly; rapidly; with celerity; quickly.

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

  • adv. in a swift manner

Etymologies

swift +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And through a now familiar combination of bigger headlines and brasher stories, his title swiftly came to dominate the market.

    BBC News - Home

  • The spike in gold and silver prices to unexpected new highs so swiftly is evidence of the weakness in sovereign currencies and their economies.

    Gold And Silver Shine Brightly As Currencies Race To The Bottom

  • And now one, and now another, bled swiftly from the mouth and died.

    THE LEAGUE OF THE OLD MEN

  • 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.”

    Matthew Yglesias » The War

  • Director Guy Ritchie keeps it all moving at a quick enough pace, but going through the motions swiftly is still going through the motions.

    This Week in DVD & Blu-ray: Sherlock Holmes, An Education, The Baader Meinhof Complex, and More | /Film

  • 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.

    The Velvet Reformation

  • Sometimes "boldly and swiftly" is NOT A GOOD THING.

    Iowa GOP to Palin: Come to Des Moines

  • 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.

    How She Move

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-09-28

  • 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

    Hello, can you hear me...

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