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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Haste


HASTE, noun

1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals; never to other bodies. We never say, a ball flies with haste

The king's business required haste l Sam.21.

2. Sudden excitement of passion; quickness; precipitance; vehemence.

I said in my haste all men are liars. Psalms 116:11.

3. The state of being urged or pressed by business; as, I am in great haste

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