hastily hastily  /ˈheɪ stə li/


  • (adv) in a hurried or hasty manner



  1. The episode showed Clinton and his aides acting hastily, naively and cavalierly in brushing aside Baird's early warning that she had employed two undocumented Peruvians in her home.
  2. Kibaki was hastily sworn in and promptly banned live TV as the violence surged in the streets.
  3. There were also hints of basic disagreement in the Cabinet over the Cambodian decisionhints that Nixon declined to deny at a hastily called press conference.


  1. Tour to visit likely sites of Pittsburgh's Civil War forts

    Two tours to the likely locations of five forts, known as redoubts, hastily assembled near the end of the Civil War, will be held Saturday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  2. Rugby-Patched up Lions brace for Brumbies challenge

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, June 16 (Reuters) - The British and Irish Lions' hopes of victory in their last tour match before facing Australia will be tested by a hastily-assembled backline and an ACT Brumbies side keen to inflict a timely psychological blow in Canberra on Tuesday. Like all the provincial sides thrown to the Lions, the Brumbies will front up with a starting 15 robbed of their best ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. The Mad Men Guide to Being a Father

    Father’s Day fast approaches, a time for the dads of this nation to receive hastily chosen golf-themed presents and potentially E. coli’d breakfasts in bed. But through all the family hoopla, a father's thoughts during this holiday can turn to the self-reflective, “Am I the best dad I can be?” ... More »
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Vulture


  1. "I don't believe that Congress should rush to pass yet another piece of hastily crafted legislation in this very toxic atmosphere, at least without understanding the facts and the potential unintended consequences," Kyl said on the Senate floor....
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Jon Kyl Source: USA Today

  2. "Doing it hastily is very risky," Mr. Gates said.
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: New York Times

  3. "The decision-making process for going into Iraq was very hastily done, and I think the facts weren't there, and I just don't think you go to war for those reasons," Theron, 32, told Associated Press Television in an interview. "I think the...
    on Sep 4, 2007 By: Charlize Theron Source: Washington Post

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