hast·​i·​ly | \ ˈhā-stə-lē How to pronounce hastily (audio) \

Definition of hastily

: in haste : hurriedly

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Examples of hastily in a Sentence

the hastily put together report contained a lot of errors the congresswoman hastily made her way towards the waiting elevator

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But Democrats got mad that they weren’t invited to the briefing, so a separate-but-probably-unequal meeting for them was hastily organized as well. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "In Washington, U.S. and North Korea Summit Merch Goes on Deep Discount, As Donald Trump’s Branding Apparently Thrives," 27 May 2018 Two girls, 11 and 14, had hastily been removed from their bonds, but a 22-year-old son remained chained to a bed. Brian Melley, Fox News, "Prosecutor: Abused kids upbringing like 'Lord of the Flies'," 22 June 2018 Pictures of offenders have been hastily removed from restaurant and hotel walls across the country, leaving bare spots and dangling wires behind. Town & Country, "Wall of Shame: What Happens to Controversial Portrait Walls in the #MeToo Era?," 30 Nov. 2018 Over time, LandScan researchers observe hastily constructed, informal refugee camps become more organized as governments and aid organizations move in with their thousands of uniform tents. Emily Strasser, Curbed, "A secret city opens up," 8 Aug. 2018 Shortly after those discussions, the filing said, the board hastily announced Mr. Kauffman’s intention to resign as CEO without having commenced a search for his replacement. Suzanne Vranica, WSJ, "Hedge Fund Calls for Board Shakeup at Ad-Holding Firm MDC Partners," 28 Nov. 2018 The policy has been developed hastily over the past couple of weeks, primarily by the Department of Justice. Dara Lind, Vox, "Exclusive: even before the caravan, Trump took steps to use travel bans to limit asylum," 6 Nov. 2018 In Madison Square, dead soldiers were hastily buried after the 1779 Siege of Savannah. Condé Nast Traveler, "8 Most Haunted Cities In America and Why You Should Visit," 18 Oct. 2018 There was a piece of fuchsia paper taped hastily to a lamppost, one of the signs directing cast and crew to important places on set. Amanda Schupak, SELF, "The Exquisite, Painful Irony of Being a Health Editor With Breast Cancer During Breast Cancer Awareness Month," 19 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hastily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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highly pertinent or appropriate

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