Haste is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of haste, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
EXAMPLES - Haste in a Sentence
- "Often my haste is a mistake," McCain conceded in his (source)
- The cause of his haste was his uneasiness about the chalice. (source)
- For the first time the idea of haste seemed to have taken hold of him. (source)
- The second reason for the haste is the presidential transitional period. (source)
- His haste is the more extraordinary because the Holy Week was close at hand. (source)
- "Often my haste is a mistake, but I live with the consequeces without complaint." (source)
- "Often my haste is a mistake, but I live with the consequences without complaint." (source)
- Gobo, poor fellow, required no second invitation; indeed, his haste was his undoing. (source)
- Thrown up in haste, these buildings were the town's great wartime secret in the woods. (source)
- "Hatred is by far the longest pleasure; Men love in haste, but they detest at leisure." (source)
- Since the haste was his Fors accepted that decision, but he was glad that Lura scouted ahead. (source)
- From her scuppers she ran clear water, and the men were in haste and worked hard at the pumps. (source)
- "Be not in haste," Canim cautioned her, as she began to strap the meagre camp outfit to her pack. (source)
- But for us to do it so it affects the forthcoming elections, we must make haste which is a tall order. (source)
- We do not answer it for many weeks, and then our haste is our apology for saying nothing we really care for. (source)
- He has a longer version of considered haste, which is how he said he was going to pick these cabinet members. (source)
- Thankfully the bugger managed to regain control because the wall we hid behind in our haste was a tad flimsy ... (source)
- But in haste, have scewed up and reversed the filling and then you got a jam on your hands and watch the game flee. (source)
- Already he sensed the fascination of the inevitable; and with this fascination came the idea of haste, to get there quickly and have done. (source)
- Mr Wayne will bring a line with him but I send this in haste by the post, still endeavouring to throw off the mental load that oppresses me. (source)
- And between this and the smells arising from various pots boiling and bubbling on the galley fire, I was in haste to get out into the fresh air. (source)
- "That depends on the length of time which you take in executing my commission, and your haste will be a proof to me of your desire to see me again." (source)
- We see of no reason why this would not proceed with the kind of haste and speed that the Senate has accomplished with others, that we're grateful for. (source)
- If they had married in what people accustomed to a certain formality of living might call haste they had no thought of repenting at leisure, or otherwise. (source)
- Ask yourself if the message you wish to convey might be misconstrued or misunderstood or is even being made in haste because someone really pissed you off. (source)
- The film grows flat with a kind of haste, perhaps in the effort to pack everything in -- including scenes of the faithful Bernard going about the house in drag. (source)
- I probably should've proofread that as writing angry rants in haste is never a good thing, but I've never been this frustrated when dealing with an online store. (source)
- When ones is in haste, one would hardly notice the fine intricacies of such trifles but when one slows down enough, as they say, to smell the roses, things happen. (source)
- Sorry: I typed in haste, and Kenneth Cranham just died in face, while his garden hose sprayed on, a symbol of man's essential meaninglessness in the great sweep of time. (source)
- From what we could see, they were searching through the already tumbled containers, a kind of haste in their movements that suggested they were pressed for time or were frightened men. (source)
- Here, too, everything has its appointed time; and one must guard against that impatient haste, which is unwilling to wait for the successive stages of progress, and is eager to reach the end at once. (source)
- Furthermore he is a man of eminent leisureliness, which Van Buren accounts for as follows: "Nature is unloosed of her stays there; she is not crowded for time; the word haste is not in her vocabulary. (source)
- A FYI: Clarification on my previous comments (done in haste, out the door): I may not want an abortion myself (or more specifically, for myself and my partner, as I happen to be male) ... or I may want one. (source)
- Daily matins and evensong, even when reverent and without the unseemly haste which is so often associated with them, cannot take the place of less formal gatherings for prayer, in which everyone may take part. (source)
- I have not yet found how best to use it all; and I will do nothing in haste, which is the very opposite of divine, and sure to lead astray; but I keep thinking in order to find out, and it will one day be revealed to me. (source)
- And when Kamar al-Zaman saw the two, he rose to his father in haste from the couch whereon he sat and kissing his hands drew back and hung down his head and stood before him with his arms behind him, and thus remained for a full hour. (source)
- A nautical devil tempting him by the worldly suggestion of fitting out his desultory, miraculous trough with mast, sail, and rudder for swifter progression (the idea of haste has sprung from the pride of Satan), the simple old saint lent his ear to the subtle arguments of the progressive enemy of mankind. (source)
- Perhaps one undertook the march from an evil necessity under the coercion of other men, or perhaps in terror, hoping that the darkness might hide one, or perhaps for cool, dreading the unnatural heat of noon in a desert land; perhaps haste, which is in itself so wearying a thing, compelled one, or perhaps anxiety. (source)
- Undaunted and, at 84, as interesting and interested as ever, Attenborough takes us with him to consider a planet which includes a forbidding ice age and much volcanic frenzy, a place minus men but stocked with inchoate predators, many of whom? as Attenborough wittily remarks? look as though they have been thrown together in haste, a random assembly of body parts. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "haste" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 43 synonyms for haste.
alacrity, briskness, bustle, carelessness, celerity, dash, dispatch, drive, expedition, expeditiousness, fleetness, flurry, foolhardiness, hastiness, heedlessness, hurly-burly, hurriedness, hustle, hustling, impatience, impetuosity, incautiousness, nimbleness, pace, precipitancy, precipitateness, prematureness, press, promptitude, promptness, quickness, rapidity, rapidness, rashness, recklessness, rush, scamper, scramble, scurry, scuttle, swiftness, urgency, velocity
We have 7 antonyms for haste.
calm, delay, leisure, lingering, rest, slowing, slowness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of haste from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Rapidity of action or motion.
- (noun) Overeagerness to act.
- (noun) Rash or headlong action; precipitateness.
- (verb-transitive) To hasten or cause to hasten.
- (idiom) make haste To move or act swiftly; hurry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A speedy or quick action. (e.g. We were running late so we finished our meal in haste)
- (verb) To urge onward; to hasten
- (verb) To move with haste.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals.
- (noun) The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
- (verb) To hasten; to hurry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Celerity, primarily of voluntary motion; speed in general; swiftness in doing something; despatch; expedition.
- (noun) Too great celerity of action; unwise, unnecessary, or unseemly quickness; precipitancy.
- (noun) The state of being pressed for time, or of having little time to spare; hurry; eager desire to accomplish something in a limited time: as, to be in great haste to finish a letter.
- (noun) Synonyms Haste, hurry (see hasten); nimbleness, rapidity.
- (None) Same as hasten: now chiefly in poetical use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
- (noun) overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
- (noun) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner