adverb Date: before 12th century in a swift manner ; with speed ; quickly

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  • swiftly — Synonyms and related words: PDQ, abruptly, agilely, amain, apace, at flank speed, at once, briefly, briskly, by forced marches, cursorily, decisively, directly, double quick, expeditiously, fast, feverishly, flat out, fleetingly, flickeringly,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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