Quickly is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand quickly (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use quickly in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of quickly, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of quickly, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adverb) - without taking pains
EXAMPLES - Quickly in a Sentence
- But the term quickly began to imply something more. (source)
- I laughed, but my expression quickly turned serious. (source)
- "Bring her, quickly, _quickly_!" said Lydia to the doctor. (source)
- I read the title quickly and it registered as "Pelosi deifies (source)
- The phone call quickly turned into a full-fledged partnership. (source)
- After that, the title quickly slipped away from the Gladiators. (source)
- He worked out the title quickly; there were no hard words in it. (source)
- Unwilling to lie, I told her the truth and the call quickly ended. (source)
- That the word "quickly" can now be heard in euroland is surely a plus. (source)
- That means less meat consumption quickly translates into a cooler planet. (source)
- But the label quickly began releasing Mr. New York, just ask Bob Capkovic. (source)
- Then, as if struck by some happy thought, he scribbled down a title quickly and paused. (source)
- Phlox smiled and sat down immediately, but his expression quickly turned to one of concern. (source)
- He had spread the word quickly enough through the other families at the Triple C headquarters. (source)
- The term quickly drew comparisons to the use of non-words by President Bush -- who famously used (source)
- But the label quickly began releasing Mr. Big Night From Duncan Powers Spurs in Rout of the Lakers (source)
- He was still frowning with concentration over the letter he was reading, but his expression quickly changed. (source)
- But transmission of information has to be so rapid fire that I can't think of the Chinese word quickly enough. (source)
- When he heard her in the kitchen, he ended his call quickly and headed in, mug in hand as an excuse, and found her making tea. (source)
- And for the general election that quickly translates into: "I have vision and good judgment and the GOP status-quo warmongers don't!" (source)
- The soldiers, they were all dressed in the latest U.S. military camouflage, they greeted the guards in English, quickly waved through. (source)
- It makes me grateful that we have such means of spreading the word quickly, even though it may lack the personal touch of friendly persuasion. (source)
- A spokesman for Diamond Foods Inc., whose walnut products were cited, said it would be able to change its labels quickly and at minimal expense. (source)
- To argue that fathers aren't compulsory in raising happy, healthy and productive children quickly translates to a statement that fathers are irrelevant. (source)
- When he left N.W.A. in 1992, he founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight, and the label quickly became the dominant force in mid-'90s hip-hop thanks to his debut, (source)
- So the next time you can't conjure a name quickly to match that oh-if-I-can-just-put-my-finger-on-it face, you may want to look no further than your last sleeping session. (source)
- DANA BASH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I'm Dana Bash on Capitol Hill, where Senator Larry Craig suffered a setback in his strategy to clear his name quickly in the hopes of staying in the Senate. (source)
- The first order of business was selection of a chairman, a designation quickly conferred upon Hendrick Wright of Pennsylvania, a thirty-six-year-old former prosecutor and state legislator. (source)
- But transition of information has to be so rapid fire that I can't think of the Chinese word quickly enough, and by the time I say what I want to say and the translator says it, the moment has passed. (source)
- The term quickly gained acceptance among the community and has since then, of course, gained pervasiveness beyond the expectations the relatively small "social media" community had in those early days. (source)
- The term "fundamentalism" was coined by Baptist editor Curtis Lee Laws in 1920 to designate Christians who were ready "to do battle royal for the Fundamentals"; the term quickly was adopted by all sides. (source)
- After a sunny morning, they move in quickly from the mountains, with heavy rain and lightning, and often end just as quickly as they came, leaving behind a glistening sunny late-day sky and frequent rainbows. (source)
- He said Thomson Reuters is particularly sensitive to any drop in sales in its markets division because of its high operational gearing, meaning a drop in revenue quickly translates into a steep fall in earnings. (source)
- Combine this deeply seated "wild-eyed" lack of rational analysis with this: what these Islamic extremists do with their warped sense of reality often quickly translates into action and action quickly mandates martyrdom. (source)
- I cannot forget (or forgive) President Bush standing shoulder to shoulder with President Fox when Fox referred to the Minutemen volunteers as being vigilantes, a term quickly echoed by President Bush and members of his cabinet. (source)
- Victor added, "BigWorld's Technology Suite, along with their world-class support, is key in allowing us to develop our title quickly, without sacrificing the quality and features we expect of a best-of-class middleware solution." (source)
- The American Psychological Association formally recognized PTSD in 1980, and the term quickly entered the popular imagination as a way of describing the suffering of veterans emotionally traumatized by what they had seen or done in Vietnam. (source)
- "As long as the funds maintain a historically large short-holding, sessions such as today's will develop in which a seemingly modest supportive development quickly translates to a quick 5% price advance," wrote Jim Ritterbusch, the president of Ritterbusch (source)
- Originally developed as a showcase of the graphics and accelerometer features in Apple's touchscreen devices, the title quickly revealed itself to be nearly unplayable due to a lack of calibration options -- a major disappointment given its $10 asking price. (source)
- After some time we became aware of scuffling in the direction of the Via Sacra, on the opposite side of the crowd to where we were standing, and the word quickly went around that Bibulus had arrived with the three tribunes who were intending to veto the bill. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 58.0, which suggests that "quickly" 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 27 synonyms for quickly.
apace, briskly, chop-chop, expeditiously, flat-out, fleetly, full tilt, hastily, hurriedly, immediately, in a flash, in haste, in nothing flat, in short order, instantaneously, instantly, lickety-split, like a bat out of hell, like a flash, like a shot, promptly, pronto, quick, rapidly, speedily, swift, swiftly
We have 3 antonyms for quickly.
eventually, later, slowly
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of quickly from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adverb) rapidly; with speed; fast
- (adverb) Very soon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adverb) Speedily; with haste or celerity; soon; without delay; quick.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Speedily; with haste or celerity.
- (None) Soon; without delay.
- (None) As if living; in a lifelike manner; to the life.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adverb) without taking pains
- (adverb) with rapid movements
- (adverb) with little or no delay