[ UK /hˈe‍ɪstɪli/ ]
[ US /ˈheɪstəɫi/ ]
  1. in a hurried or hasty manner
    the way they buried him so hurriedly was disgraceful
    sold in haste and at a sacrifice
    hastily, he scanned the headlines
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How To Use hastily In A Sentence

  • Bush and his war cabinet, including Rumsfeld, Cheney and Powell, hastily convened at the White House to consider an airstrike to "decapitate" the Iraqi leadership. 'I HAVEN'T SUFFERED DOUBT'
  • Perhaps you shouldn't brush the idea aside too hastily.
  • The engineer hastily tore away the paper and took up five or six glass photographic negatives, of a half-plate size, which were damp, and stuck together by the gelatine films in couples. Martin Hewitt, Investigator
  • Improvising hastily, the papal legate Guala is said to have crowned the new king with a chaplet of flowers.
  • Like Los Alamos, it was cradled by mountains and hastily built in order to win a war from an odd angle.
  • He hastily opened the missal and started the opening prayer.
  • Keen to dampen down any rumours and to reassure staff that all's well, he tapped out a hastily written memo to his staff using his Blackberry.
  • Canvas tents and hastily assembled lean-tos disappeared in favor of nylon tents complete with metal poles and nylon stakes.
  • A pair of slipshod feet shuffled, hastily, across the bare floor of the room, as this interrogatory was put; and there issued, from a door on the right hand; first, a feeble candle: and next, the form of the same individual who has been heretofore described as labouring under the infirmity of speaking through his nose, and officiating as waiter at the public – house on Saffron Hill. Oliver Twist
  • The meeting was hastily summoned to resolve the dispute over the promotional rights of the tournament when two Cape Town promoters vied to stage it.
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