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Recent Examples of warp speed from the Web
As Speed crosses the finish line, his car seems to enter warp speed as the checkered finish line wraps around it.
There’s been no mention of last season because preparations for next season are moving at warp speed.
My short-term goals with the America's Test Kitchen book were to find similar success making chicken stock, cooking a pot roast at warp speed, whipping up risotto for lunch, and understanding how to quick-cook dried chickpeas, beans, and lentils.
Living in a country going at warp speed from relatively poor to unimaginably rich, and socially from the eighth to maybe the 19th century, was an adventure.
The 36-year old attorney and mom of two young children is perpetually juggling multiple balls, moving at warp speed between a variety of activities.
Could the Sox go to maximum warp speed to fast-forward the rebuild?
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.
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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."
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