View synonyms for rapidly


[ rap-id-lee ]


  1. within a short period of time:

    There are thousands of languages spoken in the world today, but many of them are rapidly approaching obsolescence and extinction.

  2. with great speed; swiftly:

    Bats are more likely than birds to detect rapidly spinning turbine blades and avoid flying into them.

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  • ul·tra·rap·id·ly adverb

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It’s a nice first step toward demonstrating that humans seem to be driving the very rapid evolution of camouflage in this species.

Maryland health officials also say they are ramping up on-site visits and doubling the number of employees dispatched to nursing homes as “rapid response teams.”

He would’ve gone, too, had his mother not worried over his ability to adjust to such a rapid change, pushing him to take on two more years of high school.

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This could help determine if diet, temperature or some other environmental condition on the two islands, rather than rapid evolution, could be behind the toads’ diminutive size.

Workers are trained to administer rapid coronavirus tests if anyone shows symptoms of coronavirus infection during the school day.

This suggests that the pilots were overtaken very rapidly by an emergency.

The Newsroom is over, newsrooms as we traditionally understand them are rapidly declining, and New Media is here to stay.

Kendrick rapidly chants these last lines in repetition with Bilal and Anna Wise sing-shouting behind him, like a rallying cry.

Nearly 85 percent of its population are expats drawn to work in the rapidly growing tax-havens.

But Jeff, who began his foray into pot gastronomy as a hobby, is rapidly turning it into a full-time pot-repreneurial business.

Within the past thirty years civilization has rapidly taken possession of this lovely region.

Mrs. Jolly Robin had often wished—when she was trying to feed a rapidly-growing family—that she could hunt forp.

Piedmont alone vies with her, and is improving far more rapidly, but Lombardy has great natural capacities peculiarly her own.

Decomposition sets in rapidly, especially in warm weather, and greatly interferes with all the examinations.

Do this five times—each time from memory and more rapidly than before.





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