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Speedy, 1) quick, hasty: Lucr. 695. Lucr. 695 Gent. I, 3, 37. All's I, 2, 7. Wint. III, 1, 13. John II, 554. H4A I, 3, 120. V, 4, 55. H6A IV, 3, 1. V, 3, 5. V, 3, 5 R3 III, 1, 60. Tit. II, 1, 110. Rom. IV, 5, 146. Tim. II, 2, 28. Hml. IV, 6, 33 (--er adverbially). Lr. I, 5, 4. IV, 2, 82. IV, 6, 217. V, 1, 65. Ant. V, 1, 67 (with your --est bring us what she says; cf. “with your earliest,” Oth. II, 3, 7).
2) soon to be expected, quickly approaching, near: “God send you a s. infirmity,” Tw. I, 5, 84. “hath sent out a s. power to encounter you,” H4B I, 1, 133. “craves your company for s. counsel,” H6C II, 1, 208. “I will wish her s. strength,” Cor. I, 3, 87. “arm you to this s. voyage,” Hml. III, 3, 24.
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