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synonyms for fleetness

  • celerity
  • expedition
  • expeditiousness
  • fastness
  • hastiness
  • hurriedness
  • hurry
  • hustle
  • nimbleness
  • quickness
  • rapidity
  • rapidness
  • rush
  • speed
  • speediness
  • swiftness
  • hustling

antonyms for fleetness

MOST RELEVANT
  • delay
  • slowness
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How to use fleetness in a sentence

One waits at the bottom of a field, while his partner quarters the ground with the arrowy fleetness of a swallow.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
I knew then that Owen had had a narrow escape, and but for the fleetness of foot of Evan he would surely have been slain.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
Among his other gubernatorial accomplishments was a remarkable fleetness of foot.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
The latter being promised a liberal reward, bounded away with the fleetness of a deer, and quickly vanished in the gloom.
THE LIFE OF KIT CARSONEDWARD S. ELLIS
She called her wild steed to her side, and, plucking these flowers to test his fleetness, sprang upon him and flew hither.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
Pete snorted aloud, and, springing forward, ran a hundred paces with all the fleetness of which he was capable.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
Men, women, and children were alike put to the sword; four hundred only escaped through the fleetness of their camels.
EARLY ISRAEL AND THE SURROUNDING NATIONSARCHIBALD SAYCE
The best of the lot was Chiron, who to the wisdom and virtues of the horse added the fleetness of man.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
The deer ridiculed the terrapin, boasted of his own fleetness, and proposed that the twain should run a race.
LETTERS FROM THE ALLEGHANY MOUNTAINSCHARLES LANMAN
Fear had spurred her into fleetness as she had crossed the hills, yet now she hesitated on the threshold.
A PAGAN OF THE HILLSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
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WORDS RELATED TO FLEETNESS

  • adroitness
  • dexterity
  • fleetness
  • litheness
  • nimbleness
  • quickness
  • swiftness
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