English version

haste

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhastehaste /heΙͺst/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HURRYgreat speed in doing something, especially because you do not have enough time syn hurry πŸ”Š I soon regretted my haste.in your haste to do something πŸ”Š In his haste to leave, he forgot his briefcase.RegisterIn everyday English, people usually say hurry rather than haste:In my hurry, I left my coat behind.2 β†’ in haste3 β†’ make haste4 β†’ more haste less speed
Examples from the Corpus
hasteβ€’ She scaled its steep side in breathless haste.β€’ Here haste not only wastes, it kills.β€’ They were on the run, and in haste, or we should all be dead men.β€’ I had to write in haste.β€’ More haste, less speed, Madam!β€’ Complex negotiations followed, in an atmosphere of haste, as Reagan would take office on January 20.β€’ There was a trickle of traffic, now, and she overtook the sleepy drivers with an almost reckless haste.β€’ But who comes in such haste in riding-robes?in your haste to do somethingβ€’ Callinicos, in his haste to counter aestheticism, reduces the aesthetic.β€’ Maybe I was blotting out my past, as provincials do, in my haste to get to where the action was.β€’ Then she rushed back towards the stairs, almost falling in her haste to get back to the ground floor.β€’ He shrugged out of his jacket and her hands went to his cotton shirt, fumbling in their haste to undo the buttons.β€’ The vultures eat greedily, fighting over scraps, slipping off the rock in their haste to consume.
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