Related formshead·long·ness, noun
Can be confusedheadlong headstrong
Examples from the Web for headlong
In our headlong quest for a legally perfect society, we don’t take the time to take stock of what‘s been created so far.
In the first chapter, rebellious Holly Sykes runs away from home and headlong into the melancholy perils of first love.David Mitchell’s ‘The Bone Clocks’ Is Fun But Mostly Empty Calories|William O’Connor|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ultra-rich people who launch a headlong retreat from political affairs will not be immune.
But this headlong rush towards legalization makes him a little uneasy, too.Puffing But Paranoid: Seattle’s First 4/20 With Legal Pot|Winston Ross|April 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the headlong rush to drill has caused a number of social and environmental consequences that are just too startling to ignore.Winthrop Roosevelt on the Oil Boom that Threatens His Great-Great-Grandfather’s Legacy|Winthrop Roosevelt|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
All is not gold that glitters; and many a fine lad has been led to his ruin ere now by following some headlong fancy of his own.Tom Tufton's Travels|Evelyn Everett-Green
Even before he could himself stop his headlong speed, however, his race with news came to an unexpected end.Historic Girls|E. S. Brooks
But at one hundred feet aloft the fliers braked their headlong flight, hovered motionlessly in echelon formation.Slaves of Mercury|Nat Schachner
They buzzed over his head, keeping pace even with his headlong flight.The Mad Planet|Murray Leinster
Down went Robin headlong upon the grass, for the stroke would have felled a stone wall.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle