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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEADLONG

Then she tossed the dress on the bed and started in a headlong rush to the kitchen.

Crossing over to his desk with headlong strides, he sat down violently.

Uncas abandoned his rifle, and leaped forward with headlong precipitation.

There Prince Rupert charged with headlong fury, carrying all before him.

Then up the road came riding some of the King's men at headlong speed.

He glanced at his wife, but there was no help there, so he plunged in headlong.

Someone called after him, but he did not heed or stop his headlong race.

To that I set it down that we went on headlong and desperate.

But his tenderness broke again into a headlong torrent of reproach.

A short struggle, and the ranks broke and fled before him headlong.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in phrase by headlong, from hed "head" (see head (n.)) + adverbial suffix -ling. Altered by folk etymology on pattern of sidelong, etc.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.