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Definition of Haste

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

Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.
Tacitus

All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.
Livy

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
Moliere

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
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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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