haste haste  /ˈheɪst/


  1. (n) overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
  2. (n) the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
  3. (n) a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry


  1. With more than a quarter of its top policy posts yet to be filled, the Nixon Administration has been making haste slowlyvery slowlyin putting its stamp on the federal.
  2. The pattern of haste and waste accelerated in the Cold War's wake and simply exploded following 911.
  3. Facts hitherto obscured by haste and hysteria were clear.


  1. Family of Ramarley Graham Call Anew for New Grand Jury

    Graham's family calls for new charges against Officer Haste.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: BET.com

  2. Flash flood safety tips

    A flash flood and severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Dauphin County by the National Weather Service (NWS), and Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III are encouraging residents, particularly those near flood-prone areas, …
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 43 Harrisburg


  1. "If in our haste to 'progress,' the economics of ecology are disregarded by citizens and policymakers alike, the result will be an ugly America," Udall wrote in 1963. "We cannot afford an America where expedience tramples upon esthetics and...
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Stewart Udall Source: Daily Beast

  2. "If we do not correctly diagnose the causes, and instead act in haste to implement more rather than better regulations, we can do long-term harm," Paulson said in a speech in Simi Valley, Calif.
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: USA Today

  3. "I look forward to clearing my name and resolving this issue post haste," Snipes said, wearing blue tinted glasses and a suit. "Thank you to all my fans, thank you for all the support from my family, and to my foes, thank you very much as...
    on Dec 8, 2006 By: Wesley Snipes Source: FOXNews

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