to cause to hasten; accelerate: to hasten someone from a room; to hasten the arrival of a happier time.
- has·ten·er, noun
- outhasten, verb (used with object)
- o·ver·has·ten, verb
- un·has·tened, adjective
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How to use hasten in a sentence
This is the force, above all others, that stunted the girls’ lives and hastened their deaths.In India, the complicated truth behind the killing of two teenagers | Mythili G. Rao | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
That way, the still beating heart facilitates the draining of the roughly 10 gallons of blood even as it hastens its own end.
In Ecclesiastes 1:5 we read “The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises.”‘The Principle’: Geocentrism is What Real Biblical Literalism Looks Like | Karl W. Giberson | April 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He hastens to add that he means its behavior toward the countries it conquered, not its extermination of the Jews.
So now we have a decision that (face it, conservatives) hastens the day when this country will have single-payer health care.
But it is also true that what is unfolding hastens the erosion of American global economic leadership.
He hastens the march by two hours, and the bugles begin to sound all over the town.Belgium | George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
The elevation of temperature within certain limits, hastens the separation.Domestic Animals | Richard L. Allen
Furious voices come out of the cloud, and as everyone hastens to the sight we take the chance to go the other way.Round the Wonderful World | G. E. Mitton
She hastens to Pohjola and inquires of Louhi what has become of him (1-100).Kalevala, Volume I (of 2) | Anonymous
And then the letter, like almost every letter, hastens in disconnected sentences to its close.Expositor's Bible: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians | James Denney
British Dictionary definitions for hasten
(may take an infinitive) to hurry or cause to hurry; rush
(tr) to be anxious (to say something): I hasten to add that we are just good friends
- hastener, noun
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