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- In a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.
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- adv. as fast as possible; before a deadline
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Once more Armstrong felt nauseated at the thought of more of the Red Room, then sitting there, letting Brian Kwok's mind spill out his most secret secrets, working against the clock that was ticking away — all of them aware that the governor was asking London for permission to trade.