Etymology

1. swiftly

adverb. ['ˈswɪftli'] in a swift manner.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • swift (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Swiftly

  • abruptly
  • absolutely
  • abundantly
  • accidently
  • accurately
  • acutely
  • adamantly
  • adequately
  • adequately
  • adroitly
  • affectionately
  • alertly
  • alternately
  • apparently
  • appropriately
  • approximately
  • aptly
  • ardently
  • arrogantly
  • astutely

Example sentences of the word swiftly


1. Adverb
Going the silent route allowed trade to move along swiftly without anyone having to utter a word.

Quotes containing the word swiftly


1. Swiftly the brain becomes an enchanted loom, where millions of flashing shuttles weave a dissolving pattern-always a meaningful pattern-though never an abiding one.
- Charles Sherrington

2. Then hope unlooked-for came so suddenly to Eomer's heart, and with it the bite of care and fear renewed, that he said no more, but turned and went swiftly from the hall.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

3. But while the urban tribe helps us survive, it does not help us thrive. The urban tribe may bring us soup when we are sick, but it is the people we hardly know - those who never make it into our tribe - who will swiftly and dramatically change our lives for the better.
- Meg Jay, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now

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