One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a way which requires immediate action or attention.‘housing is urgently needed’‘this matter has to be addressed urgently’‘police are urgently seeking witnesses to the attack’
- ‘This now urgently requires leadership by personal example far beyond platitudinous inanities about 'free markets'.’
- ‘It needed a new kitchen and bathroom, the windows needed replacing urgently, and the roof didn't have much life left.’
- ‘This issue needs attention desperately and urgently.’
- ‘What they most urgently need is basic freedom, without which democracy cannot be built.’
- ‘The intervention of parental authority is urgently called for.’
- 1.1 In an earnest and persistent manner.‘she whispered urgently in my ear’
- ‘The process is repeated, this time with horns providing counterpoint to the urgently strummed guitars.’
- ‘As he was about to usher Elizabeth into the small dark room, a voice from above urgently cried his name.’
- ‘I repeatedly, urgently ask my boyfriend, "What's happening?"’
- ‘In the cramped space at campaign headquarters, he was shouting urgently across a phone line to his lieutenants.’
- ‘Just then, the servant enters the room and urgently asks Mrs. Bird to follow him into the kitchen.’
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