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post-haste

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An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.
William James
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English

Etymology

From the former instruction on letters ‘haste, post, haste’, later reinterpreted as a compound of post + haste.

Pronunciation

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Adverb

post-haste (not comparable)

Positive
post-haste

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. quickly, as fast as someone travelling post; with great speed
    • It is imperative that you finish your task post-haste.

Synonyms

Noun

Singular
post-haste

Plural
-

post-haste (-)
  1. Very great hurry

Quotations

  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 1 l 103-106
    "And this, I take it,
    Is the main motive of our preparations
    The source of this our watch, and the chief head
    Of this post-haste and rummage in the land."

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