Hasten is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of hasten, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - speed up the progress of; facilitate
EXAMPLES - Hasten in a Sentence
- "That is what I must hasten back to Hampton to find out." (source)
- PINSKY: You want the partner involved; that can hasten the improvement. (source)
- (I should hasten to add that I have no first-hand experience with Yoga.) (source)
- But the ECJ's ruling is about more than what it costs a smoker to hasten his demise. (source)
- And I have done a lot of things with the minister of the interior to hasten the process. (source)
- "Take my brother this, tell him you had it from my hand, and ask him to hasten what I need." (source)
- It will be further observed that the criminal undertook to "hasten" to the port of departure. (source)
- But I hasten to inform you that while our gender is now generally accepted, our gray hairs are not. (source)
- It was thought that receiving bad news could hasten a person's death and impair his chances of recovery. (source)
- Empires therefore always end of overstretching themselves, and in doing so hasten their own disintegration. (source)
- Virtually the only sop Cameron has fed Clegg is the referendum on AV, and a no vote could hasten that glad dawn. (source)
- On a subconscious level, she is probably trying to get to know her mother better and to hasten her own coming of age. (source)
- (Soundbite of laughter) Mr. CAINE: Yeah, I'm very much socially - and I hasten to add, only socially - I'm a communist. (source)
- Choking back a sob, he fanned the last page to hasten its drying, then stacked the pages and folded them in half as one. (source)
- The vision -- which i hasten to point out, is neither "religious" nor "otherworldly" -- feels like a"startling recognition." (source)
- But even with Florida and Louisiana, BP might have a hard time complying, and if it did, it could hasten the company's spiral downward. (source)
- Yet, as much as we desire, and desperately need, an increasing flow of credit to hasten our economic recovery, we need a credible currency even more. (source)
- This is more than a quibble, but I hasten to add that it does little to diminish the play's sheer effectiveness, especially in so excellent a production. (source)
- I am anxious to leave, but first, I2ll fulfill my pledge to confront the satyrs, be they real or imagined, and then hasten on the way to my appointment. 4 (source)
- Their closure could hasten the decline in sales of hardcovers and paperbacks and could boost sales of electronic books at Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers. (source)
- Krista DeNovio is spending $800 on two courses this summer at Montgomery College to hasten her graduation from Catholic, where total annual costs are more than $40,000. (source)
- His description of the roads over the Alps is clear, lively, and accurate.] 56 Zosimus as well as Eusebius hasten from the passage of the Alps to the decisive action near (source)
- The introduction of the service "forces the cable industry to realize what is at stake" and could cause them to hasten development of their own Hulu-like experiences, said (source)
- It also asked Radebe to "hasten" the availability of the R3 million allocated by cabinet for the upgrading of public transport in preparation for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. (source)
- He talked of a Baltimore jaunt I wish he would hasten it - give my love to him and I pray you my dear Maria, wrtite more freqeuently to one who is always, most ---- fondly yours - (source)
- Jason Wallace and Crystal Vitelli suggested in a press conference yesterday that the world-renowned children's care centre tried to "hasten" their daughter's death with morphine injections. (source)
- Not that any of the above is an attempt to curry favour with my interlocutor, I hasten to add: apart from anything else, he sounds as if he may actually know something about the Renaissance. (source)
- But Stephen's object in mentioning David is to hasten from the tabernacle which he set up, to the temple which his son built, in Jerusalem; and this only to show, from their own Scripture (Isa (source)
- Germany's utilities have warned that the government's plan to tax the fuel used in nuclear power plants could make reactors unprofitable and hasten the country's exit from atomic-energy generation. (source)
- Essentially, he fears if the process for producing cellulosic ethanol becomes cheap and easy in poor countries, it would hasten the conversion of forestlands and other wilderness into a fuel source. (source)
- Apologists for ignoring the other side of the DV coin hasten to point out that while, yes, women commit domestic violence as readily as men, they don't do as much damage, and that's what's important. (source)
- "As markets mature, it is natural for initial surges in investment to taper off, but persistent concerns about the regulatory environment in China will likely hasten that trend in this case," the survey said. (source)
- Obviously, they have the same right to own cars that we do, but we want them back on their bicycles because billions (yes, with a "b") of new tailpipes will hasten the global warming that's already at dangerous levels. (source)
- "There was no regular order of march, but each rushed onward at his utmost speed, praying aloud to God for help to increase it, and calling frantically to his fellows to 'hasten, _hasten_ to the rescue of all they held most dear.' (source)
- He said Ramesh has promised to "hasten" the South Korean steel giant's proposed project, billed as the country's single largest dose of FDI, which is lying pending for the last five years in the absence of green nod from the environment ministry. (source)
- KABUL - The Afghan government has accused several prominent private security companies, including some that work with the U.S. government, of committing "major offenses," a move that U.S. officials fear could hasten their departure from the country. (source)
- Its success would not only hasten in the first genuine democracy in Islamic countries, but could also provide new conditions for ending the era of historical despotism and developing a liberationist Islamic renaissance there and in Islamic communities across the world. (source)
- May I hasten to add that I think that the appeal of the song lies in its sort of succinct tale, its beginning, middle and end, and the fact that it sort of has an O. Henry-esque twist at the end, which consists merely of the guy saying: She didn't really think that I would go. (source)
- I pretended to go into the city: I did so; and returned about the hour I supposed my brother in the wood: I fastened my horse at the entrance of it, changed my dress, put a mask on my face, and crept on towards the lower part; I distinguished him through trees - let me hasten from the remembrance! (source)
- But I must hasten, for my narrative is not of Adam Strang the shipwrecked sea-cuny on a coral isle, but of Adam Strang, later named Yi Yong-ik, the Mighty One, who was one time favourite of the powerful Yunsan, who was lover and husband of the Lady Om of the princely house of Min, and who was long time beggar and pariah in all the villages of all the coasts and roads of Cho-Sen. (source)
- A recount of more than two million Baghdad votes preserved the narrow lead of former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's electoral bloc over the alliance led by incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, thc country's electoral commission said Sunday in a move that could hasten official certification of Iraq's March election results but won't boost Mr. Allawi's chances of leading the next government. (source)
- The answers to these letters left no hope that the question would be submitted to the Chambers in time to have the result known before the adjournment of Congress, and by the refusal to hasten the convocation of the Chambers before the last of December showed unequivocally that, so far from taking all measures permitted by the constitution to _hasten_ the period of presenting the law, it was to be left to the most remote period of the ordinary course of legislation. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 55.0, which suggests that "hasten" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 51 synonyms for hasten.
accelerate, advance, bolt, bound, burn, bustle, clip, cover ground, dash, dispatch, expedite, express, flee, fly, gallop, get cracking, get the lead out, goad, haste, hie, hustle, leap, make haste, make tracks, move quickly, not lose a minute, pace, plunge, precipitate, press, push, quicken, race, run, rush, scamper, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shake a leg, skip, sprint, spurt, step on it, step up, take wing, tear, trot, urge, waste no time, whip around
We have 26 antonyms for hasten.
aid, check, dawdle, decelerate, discourage, dissuade, face, go slow, halt, help, hinder, lag, linger, loiter, meet, procrastinate, pull, rest, retard, slow, stand, stay, stop, tarry, wait, walk
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of hasten from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To move or act swiftly.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to hurry.
- (verb-transitive) To speed up; accelerate: fanned the wet paint to hasten drying. See Synonyms at speed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To move in a quick fashion.
- (verb) To make someone speed up or make something happen quicker.
- (verb) To cause some scheduled event to happen earlier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.
- (verb-intransitive) To move with celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To move or act with celerity; be rapid, speedy, or quick; make haste: applied primarily to voluntary action.
- (None) Synonyms Hasten, Hurry. To hasten is to work, move, etc., quickly, but properly not too quickly; to hurry is to go too fast for dignity, comfort, or thoroughness: as, to hasten to tell a piece of good news; to hasten the erection of a building; to hurry through a lesson; to look hurried. While hasten has come to be thus used only in a good sense, haste, n., hasty, and hastiness retain a bad meaning as well as a good: as, the book was evidently written in haste; he had a hasty temper; he had occasion to regret his hastiness. Indeed, hasty and hastiness usually convey censure.
- (None) To cause to move or act with celerity; cause to make haste; drive or urge forward; expedite.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) speed up the progress of; facilitate
- (verb) act or move at high speed
- (verb) move fast
- (verb) cause to occur rapidly