[ UK /hˈe‍ɪst/ ]
[ US /ˈheɪst/ ]
  1. a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
    in a hurry to lock the door
  2. overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    he soon regretted his haste
  3. the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    in his haste to leave he forgot his book
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How To Use haste In A Sentence

  • With the loss of so many illusions at once I cannot remember when I have felt so vulnerable or chastened, but neither can I remember when I have felt so alive.
  • HPL lived and died in genteel poverty, and some biographers have suggested that poor diet brought on by poverty may have hastened his death. Someone Is Angry On the Internet
  • It ain 'fittin' fo 'you-all to say anythin' ag'in 'Dr. Morgan, whatever he may _se_-lect to do," asserted Bud, combatively, and Pink hastened to hedge. A Tar-Heel Baron
  • [From Vivaculus:]… I hasted to London, and entreated one of my academical acquaintances to introduce me into some of the little societies of literature which are formed in taverns and coffee - houses.
  • Who has no haste in his business mountains to him seem valleys. 
  • People followed these advanced thinkers with unseemly haste. Times, Sunday Times
  • But government does not have the freedom to make proposals in haste and repent at leisure. Times, Sunday Times
  • Make haste, and come down this moment. Pride and Prejudice
  • Instead of being crushed at once, as perhaps the writer expected, it darted forward, quite briskly and cheerfully, at six or seven miles an hour; requiring no spur or admonitive to haste, except the shrieking of the little Egyptian _gamin_, who ran along by asinus's side. "[ Heads and Tales : or, Anecdotes and Stories of Quadrupeds and Other Beasts, Chiefly Connected with Incidents in the Histories of More or Less Distinguished Men.
  • Haste is the great enemy of constitutional thinking, since issues tend to be interconnected. Times, Sunday Times
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