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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEEDY

Bail was denied to Marsh, Vasca and Joe, and for them a speedy trial was urged.

Serge seemed a little surprised at this speedy termination of their sleep.

But if it be true, then is not the body liable to speedy dissolution?

He knew that if he returned to Algiers there would be a speedy end to him.

Were he again to lose his temper now, there would indeed be a speedy end to him.

But darkness soon coming on put a speedy end to the conflict.

One cannot but desire that their extinction in these parts, which is certain, may be also speedy.

Of course, the motor is absolutely invaluable for speedy transport.

I saw only circling wake and waves like those behind a speedy motor-boat.

And the Brigadier hopes you 'll be speedy with it, for you must reach Maltz by nightfall.

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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