Definitions

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  • adj. superlative form of swift: most swift.

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Examples

  • She was called the swiftest cotton picker on the place, but since the birth of her child it had been somewhat of a burden for her to perform her daily task.

    Buried Alive (Behind Prison Walls) For a Quarter of a Century. Life of William Walker

  • The error is of the nature of a half-truth, the most dangerous of errors; for it is true that, as compared with land forces, the great characteristic of navies is mobility; but it is not true that, between different classes of naval vessels, the swiftest are the most efficient for control of the sea.

    Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles

  • Now the whole spindle has the same motion; but, as the whole revolves in one direction, the seven inner circles move slowly in the other, and of these the swiftest is the eighth; next in swiftness are the seventh, sixth, and fifth, which move together; third in swiftness appeared to move according to the law of this reversed motion the fourth; the third appeared fourth and the second fifth.

    The Republic

  • Now the whole spindle has the same motion; but, as the whole revolves in one direction, the seven inner circles move slowly in the other, and of these the swiftest is the eighth; next in swiftness are the seventh, sixth, and fifth, which move together; third in swiftness appeared to move according to the law of this reversed motion, the fourth; the third appeared fourth, and the second fifth.

    The Republic of Plato

  • New Jersey appeared headed toward the swiftest recovery, at least in certain regions.

    Power Slowly Comes Back

  • In his youth he had been swiftest of all the young men.

    The Wit of Porportuk

  • Two thumbs pressed into his neck on either side of the windpipe directly on the carotid arteries, shutting off the blood to his brain and giving him most exquisite agony, at the same time rendering him unconscious far more swiftly than the swiftest anaesthetic.

    CHAPTER XXII

  • Then he advanced to the Acesines, one of the largest and swiftest rivers of the Punjab.

    Alexander the Great

  • So many crime-fiction authors from Sweden, Norway and Denmark have been translated into English in recent seasons that even the swiftest reader might need 1,001 Scandinavian nights to keep up.

    In Brief: Mystery

  • It's unfortunate that people tend to need that adjustment period, but, let's face it: we humans aren't the swiftest group in the world.

    John Shore: With Friends Like These

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  • Interesting that most of the Related Words categories don't function for superlatives.

    February 15, 2013

  • swif-test and swift-est

    September 26, 2010