[ UK /sɛlˈɛɹɪti/ ]
[ US /səˈɫɛɹəti/ ]
  1. a rate that is rapid
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How To Use celerity In A Sentence

  • The overwhelming celerity with which the everyday perpetually transforms its packaging, the excessively rapid turnover of signs has condensed our historical perspective.
  • This natural wit consisteth principally in two things: celerity of imagining Leviathan
  • Gerald Muspratt, a coffee planter, whose estate was situate some twelve miles distant, in the adjoining county of Victoria; and, the acquaintance ripening over the after-dinner coffee, with that breathless celerity which is one of the most charming characteristics of the The Adventures of Dick Maitland A Tale of Unknown Africa
  • The newly-married woman attends to the personal belongings of her happy possessor with the celerity which is taught in classes for "First Aid to the Injured. The Spinster Book
  • _Festina lente_ -- celerity should be contempered with cunctation. Daniel Deronda
  • I recall the celerity with which he used to kick them off at sundown. The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner
  • Upon the left, Brigadier Wilson, with Her Majesty's 53rd and the 30th Native Infantry equalled in celerity and regularity their comrades on the right; and this brigade was opposed to the 'Aieen' troops, called Avitabile's, when the fight was fiercely raging. The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.
  • The exquisite feminine beauty of her countenance, now shaded only by a profusion of sunny tresses; the sylph-like form, disencumbered of her heavy riding-skirt and mantled in azure silk; the grace of her manner and of her smile, cleared, with a celerity which surprised the Master himself, all the gloomy and unfavourable thoughts which had for some time overclouded his fancy. The Bride of Lammermoor
  • Second, he used the word celerity in conversation. Obama And The Black Elite
  • In the columns gathered here, he throws around words like ‘ennui,’ ‘elan,’ ‘celerity,’ ‘phlebitic,’ and ‘riposte’ like an SAT test-prep instructor.
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