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Recent Examples of warp speed from the Web
And you are being catapulted toward the horizon at warp speed.
As the characters' trajectory continues, so does another, from life at subsistence level to life at warp speed.
In a streaming world, everything moves at warp speed.
The company may be trying to slow down growth but that hasn’t stopped Wang from going at warp speed.
Even the youngsters get tired playing a game that increasingly edges toward the warp speed seen at higher levels.
In an era when the college game has gone to warp speed, with spread offenses and accelerating tempo, Shaw has remained determinedly counter trend and old school.
Progress and innovation occurred at warp speed during that period, and the internet gave life to new technologies that transformed our lives.
Oklahoma’s offense hasn’t run at warp speed the last three seasons.
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Did You Know?
Warp speed is an example of a phrase that entered the public consciousness through science fiction and eventually gained enough popularity to end up in the dictionary. The expression was popularized on the science-fiction show Star Trek in the 1960s. On the show, warp speed referred to a specific concept, namely the idea of faster-than-light travel. Within a relatively short period of time, Star Trek gained a devoted and intense following. Fans were soon discussing the fictional concepts of the show, including warp speed, with great enthusiasm. Eventually, the term warp speed was adopted by the general population. In the process, however, it lost its specific fictional meaning and came to mean simply "the highest possible speed."
Origin and Etymology of warp speed
First Known Use: 1977See Words from the same year
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