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All these thoughts came to her with rapidity, as Crane talked with masterly judgment.

He fired his volley of explanation at his employer with the rapidity of a Maxim gun.

To Linda it was almost a miracle, the rapidity with which a house could be erected in California.

He was terrified at the rapidity with which he had been involved in such dangers—decoyed into it.

Hence he moved with rapidity and precision, and was never taken by surprise.

Japanese women will coal a vessel with a rapidity unsurpassable by men.

It is remarkable with what rapidity the savage woman grows old.

Brilliancy and rapidity of execution are everywhere sought as the 15.

Do you agree with me that the letter rho is expressive of rapidity, motion, and hardness?

She nodded in silence, surprised at the rapidity with which he had read the situation.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from French rapidité and directly from Latin rapiditatem (nominative rapiditas) "swiftness, rapidity, velocity," from rapidus "hasty, swift, rapid" (see rapid).

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