in a trice


chiefly British
: in a small amount of time : quickly
She should be here in a trice.

Examples of in a trice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Braking in corners, over elevation changes, or when crossing irregularities has little effect on your direction of travel, and your rate of travel can be halved or eliminated in a trice. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 3 Feb. 2023 At least a hundred people died in that one, including 15 who were standing on bridges marveling at the rush of waters when, in a trice, the waters tore away the bridges. Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2022 The precarious bridges, as conventional wisdom goes, could be cut down in a trice, leaving enemies stymied. Selena Takigawa Hoy, Travel + Leisure, 21 June 2021

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“In a trice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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