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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR QUICKER

Because the albaboss is quicker and more powerful in action.

A person can learn them 'most anything; and they learn it quicker than any other cretur, too.

And yet Aggie had a quicker and more intelligent look than Lady Castlederry.

He and Rose would have to get down to a genuine basis, and the quicker the better.

The quicker wit of the young woman first scented his meaning.

She was quicker to perceive the slightest matter here, than in any other case—but one.

Not quite; there is one quicker, which you will discover some day if you overbalance at the top!

Harry heard Dora breathe quick and quicker, but she said nothing.

He knew this sort of work and could do it quicker and more quietly than mine.

Even the winds shall not be quicker than I am in the work it is my duty to do.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cwic "living, alive, animate," and figuratively, of mental qualities, "rapid, ready," from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian quik, Old Norse kvikr "living, alive," Dutch kwik "lively, bright, sprightly," Old High German quec "lively," German keck "bold"), from PIE root *gweie- "to live" (see bio-). Sense of "lively, swift" developed by late 12c., on notion of "full of life."

Of persons, "mentally active," from late 15c. Also in Middle English used of soft soils, gravel pits, etc. where the ground is shifting and yielding (mid-14c., cf. quicksand). As an adverb from c.1300. To be quick about something is from 1937. Quick buck is from 1946, American English. Quick-change artist (1886) originally was an actor expert in playing different roles in the same performance of a show. Quick-witted is from 1520s.

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