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  • s  excessively quick
    a headlong rush to sell
  • s  with the head foremost
    a headlong dive into the pool
  • r  with the head foremost
    the runner slid headlong into third base
  • r  at breakneck speed
    burst headlong through the gate
  • r  in a hasty and foolhardy manner
    he fell headlong in love with his cousin

  • As the clangs and hoots echoed through the ship, officers and men tumbled out of bunks, rushed headlong for battle stations.
  • From the moment you set foot in the boomtowns of the Rio Grande Valley, you sense you are watching the gold rush, headlong and free spirited and corrupt and ingenious.
  • Stead, an Australian with a wonderful style, both headlong and sturdy, is fearless in her depiction of the Pollits and more compassionate in her judgments than you or I could ever .
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  • Dirk Kempthorne in Winston-Salem Journal (registration)
    The brown pelican is known for its fishing displays, plunging headlong from the air into the water and rising with a mouthful of fish,Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne said in announcing the delisting proposal.
  • Nick Clegg in Channel 4 News
    Mr Clegg said: "The Government's onward march towards a surveillance state has now become a headlong rush. They seem determined to hoover up the DNA details of as many people as they can, regardless of guilt or innocence. We already have by far the...
  • Jack Layton in CTV.ca
    This is an opportunity now for Stephen Harper to make a choice,Layton said. "Does he want to demonstrate some sort of leadership and make this Parliament work or is he going to take us headlong into an election? That's his choice."

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