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

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The State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany, has dozens of Corded Ware graves, including many that were hastily rescued by archaeologists before construction crews went to work. Andrew Curry, National Geographic, "The first Europeans weren’t who you might think," 12 July 2019 Aides scrambled in recent days to distribute tickets and mobilize the Trump and GOP social media accounts to encourage participation for an event hastily arranged and surrounded with confusion. Author: Darlene Superville, Calvin Woodward, Anchorage Daily News, "Drenched Trump supporters, protesters mark July 4 in DC," 4 July 2019 Aides scrambled in recent days to distribute tickets and mobilize the Trump and GOP social media accounts to encourage participation for an event hastily arranged and surrounded with confusion. Darlene Superville, Time, "President Trump Stays Mostly On-Script and off Politics at Fourth of July 'Salute to America'," 4 July 2019 Aides scrambled in recent days to distribute tickets and mobilize the Trump and GOP social media accounts to encourage participation for an event hastily arranged and surrounded with confusion. Calvin Woodward, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump, protesters gear up for an untraditional Fourth of July," 4 July 2019 This month, 250 migrants from Africa arrived in this northeastern city of roughly 67,000 residents in the span of just a week, overflowing the overflow space and forcing Portland to hastily convert a basketball arena into an emergency shelter. New York Times, "Maine Needed New, Young Residents. African Migrants Began Arriving by the Dozens.," 23 June 2019 In the following week, staffers hastily drafted the language, which required extensive legal vetting. Kevin Liptak, CNN, "Trump's administration is scrambling to catch up with him," 5 Apr. 2018 With bureaucrats still transcribing the hastily drafted legislation into rules for business, firms cannot yet be sure of their total impact. The Economist, "The devilish detailThe spoils from American corporate tax reform are unevenly spread," 22 Feb. 2018 Beyond the old city, Beijing is a grid of mammoth gray boulevards, lined on both sides by austere, Communist-style blocks hastily built in the latter half of the 20th century. Noelle Mateer, Curbed, "Confronting change in Beijing’s historic hutong alleyways," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of hastily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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