[ kwik-lee ]
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  1. with speed; rapidly; very soon.

Origin of quickly

First recorded before 1000; see origin at quick, -ly

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How to use quickly in a sentence

  • After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.

    Sense of Obligation | Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
  • Not a word now,” cried Longcluse harshly, extending his hand quickly towards him; “I may do that which can't be undone.

    Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • But men, through neglecting the rules of health, pass quickly to old age, and die before reaching that term.

  • Results are easily and quickly obtained, and are probably accurate enough for all clinical purposes.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • The Seneschal leaned back, and was concerned to feel his pulses throbbing a shade too quickly.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini