Examples of swiftly in a Sentence
swiftly established himself as a star in Hollywood
Recent Examples of swiftly from the Web
That was even as Obama moved swiftly later in his final term to begin commuting sentences.
To put maximum pressure on the U.K., chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier has insisted talks move swiftly and end by October 2018.
In movie studios, television networks and some other corporate workplaces, executives have moved swiftly in recent weeks to fire men accused of misconduct.
Rather, the dysfunction seems based on differences over core issues and what some legislators see as White’s unwillingness to move swiftly on issues important to them.
Living on the fifth floor, Zahra and her five-year-old brother watched as the fire, which started on the floor below them, swiftly moved up to engulf the whole building.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., moved swiftly for a full Senate vote.
The two other cases moved swiftly through the docket.
Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who abandoned his combat outpost in Afghanistan eight years ago and was swiftly captured by the Taliban, was punished Friday with a demotion and a dishonorable discharge.
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First Known Use of swiftly
before 12th century
Synonymsapace, briskly, chop-chop, double-quick, fleetly, full tilt, hastily, hell-for-leather, hot, lickety-split, posthaste, presto, pronto, quick, quickly, rapidly, snappily, soon, speedily, swift, fast
Related Wordsimmediately, promptly, readily; impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; abruptly, suddenly; energetically, vigorously
Near Antonymslaggardly, lingeringly, ploddingly, sluggishly; deliberately, leisurely; belatedly, delinquently, tardily
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