swiftly

adverb
swift·​ly | \ ˈswif(t)-lē How to pronounce swiftly (audio) \

Definition of swiftly

: in a swift manner : with speed : quickly

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Examples of swiftly in a Sentence

swiftly established himself as a star in Hollywood
Recent Examples on the Web Though preliminary, the results throw the future of the vaccine into question as wealthy nations around the world move swiftly to inoculate their populations with shots already available. Naomi Kresge, Fortune, 17 June 2021 The findings throw the future of the vaccine into question as wealthy nations around the world move swiftly to inoculate their populations with shots already available. BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2021 The Biden administration should move swiftly to fulfill its pledge to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal, a highly effective, multilateral measure for preventing Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon that was abandoned by the Trump administration. William Hartung, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Rolling whitecaps move swiftly across the lagoon, blending the bright turquoise of the shallows into the steel blues of the deep. Celeste Brash, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 Biden called on Congress to act swiftly to address policing reform. Jonathan Lemire, Anchorage Daily News, 2 June 2021 Biden called on Congress to act swiftly to address policing reform. Jonathan Lemire, ajc, 1 June 2021 The company swiftly came under fire from Chinese state media at the time. Michelle Toh, CNN, 26 May 2021 The highway system and surface transportation systems law expires in September, compounding the need for lawmakers to act swiftly. Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of swiftly

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2021

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“Swiftly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swiftly. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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