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

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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 His concept sketch, hastily scribbled in red on a paper envelope, is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection. Ganesh Setty, CNN, "Milton Glaser, designer of 'I ♥ NY' logo and Bob Dylan poster, dies at 91," 27 June 2020 ProPublica’s data analysis shows that federal agencies hastily awarded more than $2 billion dollars in COVID-19 contracts to vendors who had no prior federal deals. Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, "FEMA Ordered $10.2 Million in COVID-19 Testing Kits It’s Now Warning States Not to Use," 26 June 2020 Finkelstein accused Garfinkel of excavating too hastily—the old bulldozer argument—and of a simplistic reading of Biblical texts. Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, "In Search of King David’s Lost Empire," 22 June 2020 Still, the evidence suggests that the programs Congress hastily authorized in March have done much to protect the needy, a finding likely to shape the debate over next steps at a time when 13.3 percent of Americans remain unemployed. Jason Deparle, BostonGlobe.com, "Vast federal aid has capped rise in poverty, studies find," 21 June 2020 Common Council members also expressed frustration with a late-night meeting hastily called last week to meet a midnight deadline to approve early voting sites for upcoming elections. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Common Council votes unanimously to delay Mayor Tom Barrett's cabinet appointments," 16 June 2020 Did Irving represent the sentiment of most NBA players that felt the league and union hastily approved 22 teams to resume the season beginning on July 30 in Orlando? Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Opinion: NBA players face plenty of questions with no easy answers on resuming season," 13 June 2020 They are often cheaply produced and hastily erected. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "Now Do Lincoln," 11 June 2020 But it's been closed off since last Monday by a towering black chain link fence that was hastily erected after U.S. Park Police used smoke bombs, pepper pellets, and officers on horseback to violently clear peaceful protesters. Ashraf Khalil, The Christian Science Monitor, "From pepper spray to protest art: Mood turns festive in D.C.," 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of hastily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2020

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“Hastily.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hastily. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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