in short order
Quickly, without delay, as in The children got ready in short order to go to the mall. [First half of 1800s]
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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
And in order for them to realize their vision, they are willing to use any means.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The precision it took to craft such a cohesive, wholly compelling work over 12 years is nothing short of remarkable.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
Now this setting up of an orderly law-abiding self seems to me to imply that there are impulses which make for order.
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Dockier, a prominent leader of the Levelers, in the times of the English commonwealth, was shot by order of the government.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.