Swiftly in a sentence

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Definition of Swiftly

  • In a swift manner; with quick motion or velocity; fleetly.
  • in a swift manner

How to use swiftly in a sentence. Swiftly pronunciation.

So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
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He sprang towards the wall and examined it swiftly.
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He could hear swiftly retreating footsteps.
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Then he had placed her in her carriage, and she was driven swiftly away, saying to herself half hysterically: "I am safe, I am safe.
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A few moments later all that was left of Foorgat Bey was sitting in his carriage beside Mizraim the Chief Eunuch-sitting upright, stony, and still, and in such wise was driven swiftly to his palace.
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There was an instant's pause, and then suddenly Harrik placed the paper in his palm and wrote swiftly and at some length to Kaid.
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David motioned them towards the great gates, and, without speaking, passed swiftly down the pathway and emerged upon the road without.
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Swiftly she told her dreadful tale, how, after Achmet had murdered all of her except her body, she rose up to kill herself; but fainting, fell upon a burning brazier, and her hand thrust accidentally in the live coals felt no pain.
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An admirable description of a typical Russian conversation is given by Turgenev, in "Virgin Soil":- "Like the first flakes of snow, swiftly whirling, crossing and recrossing in the still mild air of autumn, words began flying, tumbling, jostling against one another in the heated atmosphere of Golushkin's dining-room-words of all sorts-progress, government, literature; the taxation question, the church question, the Roman question, the law-court question; classicism, realism, nihilism, communism; international, clerical, liberal, capital; administration, organisation, association, and even crystallisation!
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In the sixth chapter of the latter book, Gogol has himself revealed the sad transformation that had taken place in his own mind, and that made his genius express itself in so different a manner:- "Once, long ago, in the years of my youth, in those beautiful years that rolled so swiftly, I was full of joy, charmed when I arrived for the first time in an unknown place; it might be a farm, a poor little district town, a large village, a small settlement: my eager, childish eyes always found there many interesting objects.
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While he was praying, the angry cloud, as it swiftly rolled up to them, was seen to part asunder in the midst, pass on either side of them, and close again beyond, leaving a space several hundred yards in circumference perfectly dry.
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But when a Southerner of genius writes modern English, his book goes upon crutches no longer, but upon wings; and they carry it swiftly all about America and England, and through the great English reprint publishing houses of Germany-as witness the experience of Mr. Cable and Uncle Remus, two of the very few Southern authors who do not write in the Southern style.
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From down the lake a canoe was coming, propelled swiftly and silently by a pair of muscular arms.
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And so the month passed swiftly by, and the ship was ready to commence her long voyage.
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To me the time is precious, and passes too swiftly.
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But when all drinking, temperate and intemperate, is alike put under the ban, the temptation to secret indulgence in drugs gets a foothold; and that temptation once yielded to, the downward path is swiftly trodden.
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All Nature’s face delight to view, As changing seasons come anew; None sees how each revolving year Abridges swiftly man’s career.
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There it was, sure enough, the long dark pillar, topped by a mass of black cloud, moving swiftly over the sea.
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But he, growling I know not what barbarous sound, and grinding rather than uttering, the words, attempted a courteous speech from lips rough with bristles, and, stretching out his right hand, pointed to the way; then, fleeing swiftly across the open plains, vanished from the eyes of the wondering Antony.
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The blessed Antony used to tell afterwards, how he ran the rest of the way so swiftly that he flew like a bird.
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Examples of Swiftly

Example #1
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #2
Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
Example #3
Finding a division in the tapestry, he ran his fingers quickly and heavily down the crack between.
Example #4
The voice seemed to come from a room at his right; not that from which he had entered, but one still beyond this where he was.
Example #5
Presently he heard the faint noise of a gate shutting.
Example #6
Softly turning the handle of the big wooden doors which faced him, he opened them an inch or so, and listened.