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

Definition of hastily

: in haste : hurriedly

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
Recent Examples on the Web Why is the panel holding this hastily called hearing? Katherine Swartz, USA TODAY, 28 June 2022 Even the Bitcoin law looks like unfinished business: Its redrafting of an entirely new monetary system is hastily sketched in two pages and 16 articles, which is why a more detailed regulation is expected to be issued soon. Wired, 30 June 2021 The Russians, by that point in April, had been gone from the area for around two weeks, the evidence of their retreat scattered across the roads and fields — mixed with bullet-riddled civilian vehicles and hastily dug backyard graves. New York Times, 13 June 2022 Officials here, 90 miles north of Kyiv, buried hundreds of civilians in makeshift coffins and hastily dug trenches. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Images shot by The Associated Press show masked workers rolling bodies wrapped in black bags into a trench that had been hastily dug amid shelling by Russian forces. NBC News, 10 Mar. 2022 Civilian assistance for the military effort has been a feature of Ukrainian resistance from Day 1 of the Feb. 24 invasion, as ordinary folk dropped everything to help and raided their bank accounts to equip hastily assembled new units. John Leicester, The Christian Science Monitor, 27 June 2022 The intent is to build a fake new self by hastily slapping together a library of memories, as though the most complex of processes can be replaced by a crude contrivance. Kyle Smith, WSJ, 23 June 2022 These are not companies that plan and enter into such massive new investments in years-long projects hastily. David Blackmon, Forbes, 22 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hastily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hastily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hastily. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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