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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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 The trek was hastily organized after Rosenberger received information, which turned out to be false, that Disney was considering building a studio outside Cincinnati. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Cliff Rosenberger, former House speaker, discloses tens of thousands of dollars in travel expenses," 15 May 2018 The move is meant to help prevent hastily recorded hoax videos from rising to the top of YouTube’s recommendations. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "YouTube Debuts Plan to Promote and Fund 'Authoritative' News," 9 July 2018 About a fifth of the Model 3s manufactured to achieve the 5,000-a-week target rolled off a general assembly line hastily put together beneath a tent outside of Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., factory in the final weeks of the quarter. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Sets New Model 3 Target of 6,000 a Week," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of hastily

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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