- with speed; rapidly; very soon.
Origin of quickly
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Examples from the Web for quickly
They tried to continue their getaway but had to quickly abandon their vehicle on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th.Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects
Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey
January 7, 2015
The man, Joshua Kemp, told what police describe as “a bogus story that quickly fell apart.”Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
And in so many of these events, the pattern of “blame the victim” was quickly in evidence.In 2015, Let’s Try for More Compassion
January 4, 2015
Launched just 13 years ago, it quickly became a serious rival to MAS and a rising juggernaut in Asia.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
We have to use common sense inclusiveness, because we are quickly getting to a place where our brain is falling out.A Field General in the War on Christmas
December 24, 2014
Robert hurried upstairs, and quickly returned with the weapon.
He quickly turned the boat to the shore, and the stranger jumped on board.
Percval quickly helped him into a chair, where he became limp.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
She saw with amazement, and walked on quickly that Harry might not also see.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
She turned away, and walked as quickly as she could up one of the side streets.
Word Origin and History for quickly
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