hast·​i·​ly | \ˈhā-stə-lē \

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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Tesla hastily constructed a production tent to help the company reach its targets for the Model 3 sedan. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Sets New Model 3 Target of 6,000 a Week," 2 July 2018 Of the approximately 95,000 people taken for security screening to hastily constructed displacement camps, the United Nations said, about 31,000 are still unable to leave. Louisa Loveluck, Washington Post, "U.N. panel accuses Syrian army, and rebels, of war crimes in Eastern Ghouta fight," 20 June 2018 But it was hastily written, and a federal appellate court held the law unenforceable in 2003. Steve Milloy, WSJ, "The EPA Cleans Up Its Science," 26 Mar. 2018 The shirt, which still bears creases from being hastily put on, features an image of Trump, Kim Jong-un and Rodman, superimposed over the American and North Korean flags and above the word UNITE. Chris Ballard, SI.com, "Draymond Before Draymond: The Complicated Legacy of Dennis Rodman," 6 June 2018 O'Rourke led a Father's Day march to a Texas desert tent city which federal authorities hastily erected to house immigrant children. Will Weissert, chicagotribune.com, "Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP," 19 June 2018 The vote was a blow to Gov. Ricardo Rossello, who had hastily convened a special session to avoid having a court resolve the issue. Washington Post, "Puerto Rico senators deal blow to governor amid budget clash," 3 July 2018 Putnam hastily called a news conference to say the problem had been dealt with and only affected 365 applicants who had been flagged for additional checks. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How big is Adam Putnam's gun permit problem?," 11 June 2018 Carroll students hastily organized a candlelight vigil Friday in support of the victims. Diane Smith, star-telegram, "Student gun reform activist: 'Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough ... we need action' | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of hastily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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to express warning or disapproval

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