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Hurry; hasten:‘I make haste to seal this’
- ‘Hurry, Vicky, we shall make haste lest the guards be alerted of our taking leave.’
- ‘It was now after 11 PM and we decided to make haste and get out of the ‘security zone’ before it got much later.’
- ‘Others were encouraged to sell by estate agents who advised them to make haste.’
- ‘Anyone wanting to apply for the jobs would need to make haste though, as the closing date for applications is Tuesday, July 27.’
- ‘As for rushing things, it is wise to make haste slowly, but make haste toward this goal nevertheless.’
- ‘Donning childlike smiles and glowing with eager anticipation, we made haste for the dining room just a few steps down the hall.’
- ‘My last train home was at 00: 20 so I decided I'd better make haste.’
- ‘But shouldn't we make haste? They might be looking for us already.’
- ‘Africa should therefore make haste and come up with strategies, which will strengthen her position at a global level.’
- ‘This autumn devotees of the American artist Thomas Eakins will want to make haste to Philadelphia where two impressive exhibitions of his work are on view.’
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