hastily

adverb
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
Recent Examples on the Web In 1921 – on May 31 and June 1 – when a white mob, including some people hastily deputized by authorities, looted and burned the Greenwood district. Jonathan Lemire And Darlene Superville, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 June 2021 In 1921 — on May 31 and June 1 — a white mob, including some people hastily deputized by authorities, looted and burned Tulsa’s Greenwood district, which was referred to as Black Wall Street. Jonathan Lemire, Anchorage Daily News, 2 June 2021 Microsoft hastily removed the bot from the Internet. Rob Toews, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Relano told of hastily learning to operate the Schoology learning platform on which all student assignments would be placed, and then immediately teaching it to her Jefferson colleagues. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, 1 June 2021 In 1921 — on May 31 and June 1 — when a white mob, including some people hastily deputized by authorities, looted and burned the Greenwood district. Jonathan Lemire And Darlene Superville, chicagotribune.com, 1 June 2021 Filming had to be stopped, and while LeBlanc was getting his arm put in a sling, the writers hastily devised an alternate storyline in which his man-child character got hurt offscreen, jumping on a bed. Kyle Smith, National Review, 29 May 2021 Attorneys for the plaintiffs allege that a reporter’s inquiry about the assault allegation in July 2017 prompted the company to hastily plan Mr. Blatt’s exit. Georgia Wells, WSJ, 28 May 2021 Mideast mission was hastily arranged after the U.S. helped push a cease-fire between Israel and the militant group Hamas following an 11-day war that devastated the Gaza Strip. Tracy Wilkinson Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021

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First Known Use of hastily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hastily was in the 14th century

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7 Jun 2021

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“Hastily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hastily. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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