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  • adj. superlative form of hasty: most hasty.


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  • Already, she tried to treat Woodrow as she would treat a beloved husband, yet all it seemed to get her was the hastiest attentions.

    Comanche Moon

  • The drive from Goma takes about five hours, and we made the hastiest departure we could manage after two and a half hours of serious madness with a ticket agent, a hotel manager, a lunch break and one of the larger national banks, which it would be tedious to relate, but not half as tedious as it was to undergo.

    Last Chance to See

  • Richard made the hastiest departure that politeness would allow.

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • Mr Carron wasted no time; he hurried aft ahead of Hornblower with strides that equalled Hornblower's at his hastiest.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • Everything being in readiness, the machine was carried to Moncuco, the splendid domain of Andriani, where the first experiments were made; for this gentlemen knew that as the populace are impatient, they are also often un-reasonable, and jump to the hastiest and most inconsiderate conclusion when, in witnessing scientific experiments, any of the arrangements happen to be imperfect, and the results in any respect prove unsuccessful.

    Wonderful Balloon Ascents

  • As the hastiest of improvisations, accept -- fair reader,

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845

  • She was thankful that Tom and his friend were going back to New Haven that night and would have time for only the hastiest of good-byes.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • There is something piquant in learning that the city is the hastiest construction on the continent.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • This is the shortest, hastiest and worst written letter in the world.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • There was no time for anything but the hastiest of preparations.

    The Fire People


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