Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being hurried.

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

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

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Examples

  • Another thing that hurt the story was the occasional use of run-on sentences meant, I suppose, to convey the hurriedness of the speaker but instead were long winded interruptions to the flow of the story.

    REVIEW: Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald

  • However, denying an individual a firearm because of simple hurriedness/unkemptness fits (1) and (2) because the customer may return at a later time with a different mindset/wardrobe.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Consumer Supremacy?

  • Another thing that hurt the story was the occasional use of run-on sentences meant, I suppose, to convey the hurriedness of the speaker but instead were long winded interruptions to the flow of the story.

    REVIEW: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 1 edited by Jonathan Strahan

  • Another thing that hurt the story was the occasional use of run-on sentences meant, I suppose, to convey the hurriedness of the speaker but instead were longwinded interruptions to the flow of the story.

    REVIEW: The Year's Best Science Fiction #24 edited by Gardner Dozois

  • Another thing that hurt the story was the occasional use of run-on sentences meant, I suppose, to convey the hurriedness of the speaker but instead were longwinded interruptions to the flow of the story.

    REVIEW: 2007 Hugo Award Short Fiction Nominees

  • "Using various sensors that detect and store information on the drivers' preferences at home and at work, driving conditions the car can gauge the driver's level of skill & hurriedness."

    On Expertise

  • And it mostly comes off well as a fast-paced story but there were a few problems in its hurriedness.

    REVIEW: The Earthborn by Paul Collins

  • I happen to be one of only eight people on the planet who didn't find the ending of The Crimson Petal and the White rushed and unsatisfactory I guess once you've got a couple of Neal Stephensons under your belt, Faber's hurriedness doesn't even register.

    Curse You, Michel Faber

  • I happen to be one of only eight people on the planet who didn't find the ending of The Crimson Petal and the White rushed and unsatisfactory I guess once you've got a couple of Neal Stephensons under your belt, Faber's hurriedness doesn't even register.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • There's no sense of hurriedness at these terminals; the plane is waiting for you if you're late, ready for you if you're early.

    The Audacity of Hope

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