from The Century Dictionary.
- Successful; prosperous.
- Effectual; efficient.
- Full of speed; hasty; speedy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Full of speed (in any sense).
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- adjective nonstandard Full of
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For if thou mayst by grace keep it in custom and in continual working, then, if it be needful or speedful to thee for to speak, for to commonly eat, or for to bide in company, or for to do any such other thing that longeth to the common true custom of
And it is full needful and speedful to know his quaintise, and not for to unknow his doleful deceits.
These two children are full needful and full speedful unto a working soul; the one for to put down evil suggestions of sins; and the other for to raise up our wills in working of good and in kindling of our desires.
The other is thine inward disposition, and thine ableness that thou hast unto all these things that thou speakest of in thy letter, which be not yet so fully known unto me, as it were speedful that they were, if I should give full counsel in this case.
Then is this the remedy, that we be aware of our wretchedness and flee to our Lord: for ever the more needy that we be, the more speedful it is to us to draw nigh to Him.
For all that is speedful for us to learn and to know, full courteously will our Lord shew us: and [of] that is this
This Vision was shewed me, according to mine understanding, [for] that it is speedful to some souls to feel on this wise: sometime to be in comfort, and sometime to fail and to be left to themselves.
And I understood that while we be in this life it is full speedful to us that we see both these at once.
And all such that is speedful, it is Christ in us.
But notwithstanding this rightful knitting and this endless oneing, yet the redemption and the again-buying of mankind is needful and speedful in everything, as it is done for the same intent and to the same end that Holy Church in our Faith us teacheth.