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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEEDINESS

If certainty be a main requisite, speediness is also necessary; lasting and cruel punishments harden but do not reclaim.

The boy was clever and quick, but his speediness speedily degenerated into fastness.

This speediness on his part means that he uses up more energy, and hence needs more food, and he needs to assimilate it faster.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English spedig "prosperous, wealthy;" meaning "moving swiftly" is from late 14c., from speed (n.) + -y (2). Related: Speedily; speediness. Speedy Gonzales, Warner Brothers studios cartoon mouse, debuted in 1953 short directed by Bob McKimson.

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