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Definition of Hasten


  1. To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.
  2. To move celerity; to be rapid in motion; to act speedily or quickly; to go quickly.

Hasten Quotations

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Saint Augustine

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
William Shakespeare

Two races share today the soil of Canada. These people had not always been friends. But I hasten to say it. There is no longer any family here but the human family. It matters not the language people speak, or the altars at which they kneel.
Wilfrid Laurier

Hasten slowly.

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep.
Pierre Beaumarchais
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Hasten Translations

hasten in French is accourez, empressent, empressons, accourent
hasten in German is beeilen
hasten in Latin is vado, accelero, contendo
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