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Definition of Haste


  1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch; expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men and other animals.
  2. The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry; urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
  3. To hasten; to hurry.

Haste Quotations

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Henri Frederic Amiel

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.

The Southern character is opposed to haste. Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry.
Maria Mitchell

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
Jean de la Bruyere
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Haste Translations

haste in Afrikaans is haas
haste in Danish is hast
haste in Dutch is haast, haastigheid, ijl
haste in German is eilen
haste in Italian is furia
haste in Latin is festinatio
haste in Norwegian is hastverk
haste in Portuguese is pressa
haste in Spanish is presura, prisa, precipitacion
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