The upshot we already know—the most rapid house-price gains were in 2004 and 2005.
Others, like the prominent Roma activist Valeriu Nicholae, speak of its “rapid dissolution.”
And The Accident contains a few wonderfully clever observations about Albania's rapid changes since its shift to democracy.
If New Jersey Gov. Christie actually joins the 2012 presidential race, he risks a rapid fall from grace.
The value of the rapid diagnostic test lies in its simplicity.
Harriet's climbing was not so rapid as to make her dizzy; but business was coming.
All was so rapid that he asked himself if he were not dreaming; the mass was over.
Yet the movement, when it was made, might fairly be described as rapid.
This will give some idea of the rapid increase of the population.
It was in quest of this Governor that Yoosoof bent his rapid steps.
1630s, "moving quickly," from French rapide (17c.) and directly from Latin rapidus "hasty, swift, rapid; snatching; fierce, impetuous," from rapere "hurry away, carry off, seize, plunder," from PIE root *rep- "to snatch" (cf. Greek ereptomai "devour," harpazein "snatch away," Lithuanian raples "tongs"). Meaning "happening in a short time" is from 1780. Related: Rapidly; rapidness. Rapid-transit first attested 1852, in reference to street railways; rapid eye movement is from 1906.