Hastily 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 hastily, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adverb) - in a hurried or hasty manner
EXAMPLES - Hastily in a Sentence
- "Andy," I put in hastily, lifting a warning finger. (source)
- You can see her trying to recall a hastily memorized script. (source)
- Mrs. Burrell came in hastily and listened to the conversation. (source)
- Then he called hastily unto his armourbearer, and said unto him, (source)
- Reacting and creating legislation hastily is not good government. (source)
- She called hastily for the next speaker and rushed back to her table. (source)
- Then he called hastily to his trusty servant, and almost dragged him to (source)
- The gentleman drew out some coins hastily and selected a bunch from the basket. (source)
- When the boy came out, he suddenly appeared very sick, and called hastily for water. (source)
- The words were scarcely out of her mouth when Mr. Merrithew came in hastily, calling out: (source)
- A documenter's journal rested on my lap, capturing empirical relevance in hastily scribbled notes. (source)
- Nonetheless, Turkey gave shelter to the fleeing Iraqi Kurds, grudgingly, in hastily assembled camps. (source)
- With the thought she arose hastily from the bed and began walking despairingly about, examining the room. (source)
- Amylin hastily scheduled a conference call with analysts and investors Tuesday to discuss the FDA's action. (source)
- She called hastily to a servant to bring her boy to her, who came, and when Sylvia saw him, she exclaimed -- (source)
- Gerald, in the meantime, had gone to his sister's room, where he called hastily on finding the door fastened. (source)
- Evangelical churches in hastily-constructed cinder-block buildings outnumber both the ammo shops and the tamale vendors. (source)
- "I saw in that same army order that he, Bolkonski" (she whispered the name hastily), "is in Russia, and in the army again. (source)
- Mitch called hastily, clambering down, work boots hitting the dirt, his heart beating fast as he walked purposefully toward her. (source)
- Mrs Bunch gazed at him open-mouthed, then snatched up a candle, departed hastily from the room, and was heard making her way upstairs. (source)
- And he called hastily to his armourbearer, and said to him: Draw thy sword, and kill me: lest it should be said that I was slain by a woman. (source)
- Doctors, lawyers, and dentists began throwing up turbines or buying shares in hastily erected wind farms to take easy advantage of the benefits. (source)
- A day later, Britain hastily rounded up terrorism suspects, some of whom are believed to have been in contact with Khan while he was under cover. (source)
- Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. (source)
- "Then he called hastily unto the young man his armour-bearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew me. (source)
- Team Obama seems so well-organized; it is hard to imagine them doing anything "hastily" -- other than finding where ESPN is on the hotel television set. (source)
- We felt the joy of the evening wearing thin, and called hastily for more bottles, but Madame F. was watering the wine now, and it did not taste the same. (source)
- 54 Then he called hastily unto the young man, his armour-bearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A woman slew him. (source)
- 009: 054 Then he called hastily to the young man his armor bearer, and said to him, Draw your sword, and kill me, that men not say of me, A woman killed him. (source)
- 07: 009: 054 Then he called hastily unto the young man his armourbearer, and said unto him, Draw thy sword, and slay me, that men say not of me, A women slew him. (source)
- No doubt some of them called hastily forth from the first farms the travelers had encountered, called to arms to help defend their country against the invading host. (source)
- In an instant Conan had drawn the massive bolt that barred the door " too heavy for one ordinary man to have manipulated " and called hastily to Albiona, who ran staggering to him. (source)
- The party also called for a summit of educationists to resolve disruption suffered by the province's schools as a result of what it called a hastily-conceived plan to achieve equity and the introduction of outcomes-based Education. (source)
- Napoleons in his hand: at touch of which his countenance, by no means encouraging before, grew sunny, his manners thawed, and it was plain, as he dropped the coins hastily into his pocket, that benevolent relations had been established between us. (source)
- As leader of the coalition that has never experience such devastating defeat, Abdullah Badawi who is also the care-taker Prime Minister, was visibly sad at the press conference called hastily to announced the formation of a National Front government. (source)
- Thus saying, I placed five-and-thirty Napoleons in his hand: at touch of which his countenance, by no means encouraging before, grew sunny, his manners thawed, and it was plain, as he dropped the coins hastily into his pocket, that benevolent relations had been established between us. (source)
- Yesterday, while traveling to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ari Fleischer called a hastily called briefing to answer a couple of questions, and he tried to put the principle behind the legal position of the White House in this conflict that may come with the General Accounting Office. (source)
- But they have faltered time and time again after that, and it seems to me that the entire thing is in disarray now, even with this latest revelation of the sheriff having to call a hastily conferred press conference to let the public know that, in fact, grandpa isn ` t exactly the model citizen he had been portrayed as. (source)
- As the king went to the audience chamber to receive her, he spoke to the queen and myself, asking us to be present and assist at the reception with himself; but before we could comply with his wishes she had seen him, made her request, and then withdrew hastily from the rooms without awaiting the entrance of Queen Kapiolani or myself. (source)
- Hears the groaning more distinctly: she draws the curtain hastily, and finds a grated dooropens it with difficultydiscovers the Captain lying, boundgives a shriek, runs from the door and falls on her face towards R.H. This alarms Jack, who starts upgoes to hersupposes her asleepobserves the Captain safesits down again to sleep, but on recollection gets up again. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "hastily" 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 30 synonyms for hastily.
agilely, apace, carelessly, double-quick, expeditiously, fast, flat-out, heedlessly, hurriedly, impetuously, impulsively, lickety-split, nimbly, on spur of the moment, posthaste, precipitately, prematurely, promptly, quickly, rapidly, rashly, recklessly, speedily, straightaway, subito, suddenly, swiftly, thoughtlessly, too quickly, unpremeditatedly
We have 2 antonyms for hastily.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of hastily from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adverb) In a hasty manner; quickly, hurriedly.
- (adverb) Soon, shortly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adverb) In haste; with speed or quickness; speedily; nimbly.
- (adverb) Without due reflection; precipitately; rashly.
- (adverb) Passionately; impatiently.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) In a hasty manner; quickly; speedily.
- (None) Precipitately; rashly; from sudden impulse or excitement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adverb) in a hurried or hasty manner