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  • Rapidity of play, infallible accuracy of stroke, perfect copiousness, and above all a fresh and unflagging spontaneity, combine with a surprising invention, to give these stories a singular quality, of which we most effectively observe the real brilliance by comparing them with the too numerous imitations that their success has unhappily invited since.


  • Rapidity is the essence of war: take advantage of the enemy's unreadiness, make your way by unexpected routes, and attack unguarded spots.

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  • The Yerkes-Dodson law was first published in R.M. Yerkes and J.D. Dodson, “The Relation of Strength of Stimulus to Rapidity of Habit-Formation,” Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology, 181909: 459–482.

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  • Rapidity, not rigidity: we need to prepare for rapid skills evolution

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  • Rapidity of execution seems much admired among them, and the music is pleasant to the ear.

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  • Rapidity and precision are part of what give insular evolution its special loony charm.

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  • Rapidity of proceeding was, as I believed, of importance in this case.

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  • New colonies — Reasons for their rapid increase — North American Colonies — Extraordinary instance of increase in the back settlements — Rapidity with which even old states recover the ravages of war, pestilence, famine, or the convulsions of nature.

    An Essay on the Principle of Population

  • Rapidity: Response time is critically important in emergencies, and advance planning is essential to optimize resources, and not waste time correcting avoidable mistakes or inefficiencies.

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  • You will see by the Newspapers, which I from time to time inclose, with what Rapidity, the Colonies proceed in their political Maneuvres.

    Letter from John Adams to Abigail Adams, 10 July 1776


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