Maybe you think Botox is no big deal—a quick lunchtime jab to freshen up the face?
We live in a world of social media, online reporting and quick response.
Conservatives were quick to jump on the charges: websites like Twitchy and FrontPage Mag soon joined the anti-Tyson charge.
Christie was quick to respond with a statement that began with a line that was audacious even by Jersey standards.
This, according to quick Strike officers, makes him an official driver.
"I will do my best, mother dear," said Elsa, with a quick short sigh.
The author has a true eye, a quick imagination, and a fascinating pen.
Then Kerr, with a quick dash of his hand, picked up his glass.
quick work, and we'll be done and away before the Spaniards discover us!
There was a quick rush of feet—then that dense, expectant silence once more.
Old English cwic "living, alive, animate," and figuratively, of mental qualities, "rapid, ready," from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian quik, Old Norse kvikr "living, alive," Dutch kwik "lively, bright, sprightly," Old High German quec "lively," German keck "bold"), from PIE root *gweie- "to live" (see bio-). Sense of "lively, swift" developed by late 12c., on notion of "full of life."
NE swift or the now more common fast may apply to rapid motion of any duration, while in quick (in accordance with its original sense of 'live, lively') there is a notion of 'sudden' or 'soon over.' We speak of a fast horse or runner in a race, a quick starter but not a quick horse. A somewhat similar feeling may distinguish NHG schnell and rasch or it may be more a matter of local preference. [Buck]Of persons, "mentally active," from late 15c. Also in Middle English used of soft soils, gravel pits, etc. where the ground is shifting and yielding (mid-14c., cf. quicksand). As an adverb from c.1300. To be quick about something is from 1937. Quick buck is from 1946, American English. Quick-change artist (1886) originally was an actor expert in playing different roles in the same performance of a show. Quick-witted is from 1520s.
"living persons," Old English cwic, from quick (adj.); frequently paired with the dead, e.g. Old English cwicum & deadum. The quick "tender part of the flesh" (under a nail, etc.) is from 1520s, as is the figurative use of it.
Sensitive or raw exposed flesh, as under the fingernails. adj. quick·er, quick·est
An early system on the IBM 701.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].