from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Moving irregularly; flighty; fickle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a giddy pace; moving irregularly; reeling; flighty.


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  • The air was grave as well as sweet; for Mercy was of an old Puritan stock, and even her songs were not giddy-paced, but solid, quaint, and tender: all the more did they reach the soul.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • Perhaps in another year or two, these giddy-paced dances will be "out of style" and in their stead will be solemn, slow dances more graceful and stately than even the minuet of yore.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2

  • Occasionally his notes give some slight indication of his method of treatment, as for instance this, on _The Dowie Dens of Yarrow_: "The editor found it easy to collect a variety of copies; but very difficult indeed to select from them such a collated edition as might in any degree suit the taste of 'these more light and giddy-paced times.'"

    Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature

  • QUOTATION: These most brisk and giddy-paced times.


  • I have a young acquaintance to make known to you, who is touched with some stain of a better spirit than belong to these giddy-paced times, reveres his elders, and has a pretty notion of the classics.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 07 — Fiction

  • In these brisk and giddy-paced times it is difficult to realize the difficulties which then beset British commanders warring in the

    William Pitt and the Great War

  • The plodding thrift and scrupulous integrity and long-winded patient industry of our business men of the last century are out of fashion in these "giddy-paced" times and England is forgetting that those who make haste to be rich can hardly avoid much temptation and some sin.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • He ascended, with giddy-paced haste, the windy range of rocks to where they had sat, felt and peered about the stones and crannies, but Elfride's stray jewel was nowhere to be seen.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Brisk and giddy-paced times, 75. as a bee in conversation, 369.

    Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

  • There is no trial of courage which will bear comparison with that of a man whose own opinions stand in opposition, upon fearful question of passion, to those of the "giddy-paced" and excited

    Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency.


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