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Definition of Swiftness


  1. The quality or state of being swift; speed; quickness; celerity; velocity; rapidity; as, the swiftness of a bird; the swiftness of a stream; swiftness of descent in a falling body; swiftness of thought, etc.

Swiftness Quotations

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
Faith Baldwin

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.
Julia Ward Howe

The charms of the passing woman are generally in direct proportion to the swiftness of her passing.
Marcel Proust

They, astounded at the flash of the armor, and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles, half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.

As I have got older, I have found myself making friends with the ease and swiftness that other people pick up fuzzballs on their jumpers. And I believe it is probably my lack of longing for 'The One' that makes me so popular.
Julie Burchill
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Swiftness Translations

swiftness in Latin is celeritas
swiftness in Swedish is snabbhet