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This was promptly followed by a pell-mell dash for the open.

Thus the facts reach us pell-mell, without distinction of nature.

On board went the Rough Riders pell-mell, and not a minute too soon.

Pell-mell down the stairs rushed the youths, one after another.

The condemned were loaded into them pell-mell, with hands tied.

In a moment they were off, pell-mell, like a flock of sheep.

When one begins to write, many 174 things crowd in pell-mell.

For nearly a century they had been pell-mell at it, whenever and wherever they could meet.

Pell-mell down the stairs ran the children after the monkey.

There was an army of corpses, Frenchmen and Germans, all lying about pell-mell.

WORD ORIGIN

"confusedly," 1570s, from Middle French pêle-mêle, from Old French pesle mesle (12c.), apparently a jingling rhyme on the second element, which is from the stem of the verb mesler "to mix, mingle" (see meddle). Phonetic French form pelly melly is attested in English from mid-15c.

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confusedly

adverbin a confused manner
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