- Fast, prompt, speedy.
- 1815, w:Jane_Austen, Jane Austen, Emma, ch. 38,
- :Our coachman and horses are so extremely !"I believe we drive faster than any body.
- (context, of a process or thing) Completed or done with efficiency and speed; facilitate, facilitating speed.
- 1816, w:Sir_Walter_Scott, Sir Walter Scott, The Antiquary, vol. 1, ch. 7,
- :As they thus pressed forward, longing doubtless to exchange the easy curving line, which the sinuosities of the bay compelled them to adopt, for a straighter and more path, Sir Arthur observed a human figure on the beach.
- 1844, w:William_Makepeace_Thackeray, William Makepeace Thackeray, Barry Lyndon, ch. 14,
- :Now, there was a sort of rough-and-ready law in Ireland in those days, which was of great convenience to persons desirous of justice.
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