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Recent Examples of warp speed from the Web
While most of us would be left fumbling in the moments when Jenner bakes her face at warp speed or applies lip liner with her eyes closed, Manny fully manages to pull it off — and even swaps some of her hero products for more affordable versions.
Young parents were beginning to jump onto social media in meaningful numbers in India, opening a fresh path to building a new brand at warp speed.
The designer carousel continues to move at warp speed, and the latest departure is one of its most tenured riders.
The Screamer was approaching warp speed south of the boat basin when a Scooter Brat flashed out of the playground.
This is relative warp speed for a brand that’s succeeded by never pressing the gas pedal particularly hard.
Tony Hopp advises employees at his company to avoid falling into the trap of expecting all messaging to happen at warp speed.
The main difference with Nixon’s opening to China is thoroughly Trumpian: everything now is unfolding at warp speed.
Double-decker buses share space with taxis and bicycles, all accelerating 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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