Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an over-hasty manner; with too much haste.

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Examples

  • I do think, however, that you are dismissing Tim Kaine rather overhastily.

    Bayh: Obama Has Not Asked Me To Be His Veep

  • Therefore if the notions themselves (which is the root of the matter) are confused and overhastily abstracted from the facts, there can be no firmness in the superstructure.

    The New Organon

  • Now if the very notions of the mind (which are as the soul of words and the basis of the whole structure) be improperly and overhastily abstracted from facts, vague, not sufficiently definite, faulty — in short, in many ways, the whole edifice tumbles.

    The Great Instauration

  • Or worse; the suggested relationship to poetry might prove congenial to those who overhastily assert that much of contemporary theoretical discourse in the humanities, pretending to describe sociohistorical reality, actually commits egregious crimes of genre with every line it writes: Texts that would otherwise be recognized as impressively bad prose-poems instead pass for something called theory (or theoretically-informed analysis).

    Sociopolitical (i.e., _Romantic_) Difficulty in Modern Poetry and Aesthetics

  • NNP media spokeswoman Sheila Camerer was responding to an article by judge Burger in the legal journal De Rebus, in which he blamed the backlog in the country's magistrate's courts on the inadequacies of affirmative action magistrates, who he says are often overhastily appointed.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Only when he was smoothed and tranquil, and in a temper to receive it, she would give an account of her actions, if haply he had overhastily taken offence.

    The Confessions

  • The decision to suspend Jenkins had been taken overhastily, he said in a statement.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Mr De Ridder stressed that investors should not panic in the wake of Mr Manuel's announcement and commit themselves to offshore investments overhastily.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The brown hair under her nurse's cap looked overhastily adjusted as though on that one day she had other things on her mind.

    Fantastic Voyage

  • For with such a law there would be no promises at all, since it would be in vain to allege my intention in regard to my future actions to those who would not believe this allegation, or if they overhastily did so, would pay me back in my own coin.

    Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian

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