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  • v. To hurry or hasten.


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  • Let the traitor King make haste and out of England flee,

    An Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls

  • "Well," said Mrs. Dunscombe, – "I don't care – but make haste to get ready, for I expect every minute when the tea-bell will ring."

    The Wide, Wide World

  • I left my rheumatism in that same ravine in consequence of the super-human efforts I made to make haste and get brandy, and eau-de-cologne, and towels, and flesh brushes for this same hero, from our traveling bags, which were waiting in the carriages at the entrance of the glen, up which I hobbled, and down which I flew.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • Chide me when I do anything that is not well, but then make haste to tell me that you have forgiven me, and that you are what I shall ever be, a faithful friend.

    The Love Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple, 1652-54

  • She saw and heard nothing till Mrs. Dunscombe's voice bade her make haste and be ready, for they were going ashore in five minutes.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • After referring to the colored young men, 'Plebes' Flipper of Georgia, and Williams of Virginia, who have passed the examination requisite for entering the Academy, the Era and Citizen says: 'Now that they are in, the stiff and starched protègès of the Government make haste to tell the reporters that "none of the fellows would hurt them, but every fellow would let them alone."

    Henry Ossian Flipper The Colored Cadet at West Point

  • This came from the gratuitous lying of the slave, the blackamoor, and this was the manner of my killing her; so I conjure thee, by the honour of thine ancestors, make haste to kill me and do her justice upon me, as there is no living for me after her!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • You would be wisest to go quickly now, leaving me here, and make haste to catch up with our kin-clan.

    Renegade's Magic

  • 'If you can persuade yourself to finish your picturesque tour before the ides of the charming month of November, do, my dear Clarence! make haste and come back to us in time for Belinda's wedding – and do not forget my commission about the Dorsetshire angel; bring me one in your right hand with a gold ring upon her taper finger – so help you, Cupid! or never more expect a smile


  • 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


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