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Grace was in the middle of a hasty toilet when a knock sounded on the door.

He is very severe against me indeed, and yet I hope I have not been hasty in my judgment of her.

I was no sooner out of this difficulty, than a hasty temper got me into another.

She sat down, wrote a hasty line, sealed, and gave it to Morton.

The loss of their leader so disheartened them that they made a hasty retreat.

Hasty you may have been, but I know that wickedness never had a lodgment in your heart.

A pushing open of the outer door, a bang, and hasty footsteps in the hall.

He's a great deal older than you, and if he was hasty, you was hasty too.

He stopped before us and scowled at the soldier who saluted in hasty confusion.

And the artist, judging with a hasty bias perhaps, is likely to answer no.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "speedy, quick," by 1500s replacing or nativizing earlier hastif (c.1300) "eager, impetuous," from Old French hastif "speedy, rapid; forward, advanced; rash, impetuous" (12c., Modern French hâtif), from haste (see haste). Meaning "requiring haste" is late 14c. (the sense in hasty pudding, 1590s, so called because it was made quickly); that of "rash" is from early 15c. Related: Hastiness. Old French also had a form hasti (for loss of terminal -f, cf. joli/jolif, etc.), which may have influenced the form of the English word.

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