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  1. swift·ly
    IPA[ˈswif(t)lē]
  2. adverb

    • 1. at high speed; quickly:

      she got up and walked swiftly to the door a swiftly flowing river
      Synonym : rapidly, quickly, fast, speedily, briskly, at high speed, at full tilt, like the wind, like lightning, at breakneck speed, as fast as one's legs can carry one, as swift as an arrow, double quick, nippily, like the clappers, apace
    • 2. without delay; after a very short time:

      they acted swiftly in response to the invasion this comment was swiftly followed by an apology for such a poor choice of words
      Synonym : promptly, immediately, instantly, instantaneously, without delay, posthaste, in a flash, in a trice, in the wink of an eye, in an instant, in no time (at all), readily, punctually, meteorically, suddenly, abruptly, unhesitatingly, hastily, hurriedly, precipitately, headlong, before you can say Jack Robinson, before you can say knife, like a shot, like greased lightning, at warp speed, p.d.q. (pretty damn quick), lickety-split, in a jiff/jiffy, pronto, in less than no time
    • adverb

      at high speed; quickly:

      without delay; after a very short time:

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