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Quickly or promptly:‘your claim will be dealt with as speedily as possible’
rapidly, swiftly, quickly, fast, post-haste, at speed, at full speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a galloppromptly, immediately, brisklyhastily, hurriedly, precipitatelydouble quick, at a lick, hell for leather, pronto, at the double, a mile a minute, like the wind, like a bomb, at warp speed, like a bat out of hell, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, like nobody's business, like lightning, like greased lightning, like a madman, like a madwomanlike the clappers, at a rate of knots, like billy-olickety-splitapaceView synonyms
- ‘Aid workers said law-and-order must be speedily restored to avert a humanitarian disaster.’
- ‘On the positive side the airport is developing speedily and we are well positioned as a gateway area.’
- ‘Persistent young offenders were dealt with speedily, and victims were treated with proper consideration and given good support.’
- ‘I will press for the investigation to be conducted speedily.’
- ‘To be fully effective, these drugs need to be given as speedily as possible to heart attack victims.’
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