Fastly

Definitions

  • Cinderella ran so fast that she left one of her little glass slippers on the floor behind her
    Cinderella ran so fast that she left one of her little glass slippers on the floor behind her
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Fastly Firmly; surely.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

We Rowed as Fast as we Could We Rowed as Fast as we Could
Fast asleep, with his head on the dog Fast asleep, with his head on the dog
Going to Pieces Fast Going to Pieces Fast
SHE WAS FAST ASLEEP SHE WAS FAST ASLEEP
Her foot held fast in a panful of plaster Her foot held fast in a panful of plaster
Boy Blue fast asleep Boy Blue fast asleep
"'THERE WAS PAT, FAST ASLEEP, LEGS DANGLING, HEAD NODDING, AS COMFORTABLE AS YOU PLEASE.'" "'THERE WAS PAT, FAST ASLEEP, LEGS DANGLING, HEAD NODDING, AS COMFORTABLE AS YOU PLEASE.'"
"DRAWN BY THE IDEA OF ITS GOING SO BLAMED FAST AND BEING SO STRONG." "DRAWN BY THE IDEA OF ITS GOING SO BLAMED FAST AND BEING SO STRONG."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country
    • fastly Firmly; fixedly.
    • fastly Quickly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin
    • adv Fastly (Shak.) firmly
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Quotations

  • Edward Noyes Westcott
    Edward Noyes Westcott
    “Do unto the other feller the way he'd like to do unto you, and do it fast.”
  • George W. Thornbury
    George W. Thornbury
    “The fool that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “He that lives upon hope will die fasting.”
  • Carolyn Heilbrun
    Carolyn Heilbrun
    “Ideas move fast when their time comes.”
  • Lynard Skynard
    Lynard Skynard
    “Well, take your time and don't live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass. Find a woman and you'll find love. Don't forget, son, there is someone up above.”

Idioms

Fast and furious - Things that happen fast and furious happen very quickly without stopping or pausing.
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Play fast and loose - If people play fast and loose, they behave in an irresponsible way and don't respect rules, etc.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fæst; Ger. fest.

Usage

In literature:

Before half a mile had been covered, his head had cleared and his strength was fast returning.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Very fast now the land was being left behind.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
The young man rode fast, putting his bronco at the hills with a rush.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
The bed of the railway was fast being made ready.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
I had been roughing it all summer in the mountain fastnesses of Norway.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
He was first aboard the stranger when the launch had been made fast alongside.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
We'll block up the windows and all outlets as fast as we can.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
The storm had ceased, and the clouds were fast disappearing, giving promises of a fine day.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
On rushed Jerry, for the other bulls were coming up fast.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Flinging myself from the saddle, I followed as fast as my legs would carry me.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

"Again they'll turn me in your arms
To a red het gaud of airn;
But hold me fast, and fear me not,
I'll do to you nae harm.
"Tam Lin" by Andrew Lang
They closed full fast on every side,
No slackness there was found,
But many a gallant gentleman
Lay gasping on the ground.
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
I am the God Thor,
I am the War God,
I am the Thunderer!
Here in my Northland,
My fastness and fortress,
Reign I forever!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf I. -- The Challenge Of T" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
BENEATH the low-hung night cloud
That raked her splintering mast
The good ship settled slowly,
The cruel leak gained fast.
"The Three Bells" by John Greenleaf Whittier
John Gilpin at his horse’s side
Seized fast the flowing mane,
And up he got, in haste to ride,
But soon came down again;
"The Diverting History Of John Gilpin, Showing How He Went Farther Than He Intended, And Came Safe Ho" by William Cowper
They clos'd full fast on everye side,
Noe slacknes there was found,
And many a gallant gentleman
Lay gasping on the ground.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British

In news:

Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore has been a fast-riser on Mel Kiper's Big Board and checks in at No.
You thought he looked hot in 'Fast and Furious' and 'xXx.
Tickets for next summer's Big Ticket going fast.
Fast 1ks for Bile , Moye.
Performing Arts "The Music Man" “The Music Man,†by Meredith Willson, follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vow.
When my kids lived at home and would head back to school at the end of the summer, it felt like I hit fast-forward right up until the December holidays.
Fast bisque firing caused the bottom of this cup to explode.
If you have been in the broadcast business for even just a short while, you've probably noticed how fast the technology is changing.
In America, fast food giant McDonald's has cornered the market for quick, on-the-go meals for quite some time.
We're already sold out of VIP passes (unless you're a 2012 BOW winner), and general admission badges are going fast on our sales site.
Its " Blackened " live and loud and fast as hell.
Traffic can be slow or fast killer.
Don't Buy It, Until We Try It: Fast Brite Video.
She's a fast one LOL.
Plus, it is so fast and easy to put together on a weeknight.
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In science:

For further examples, like functions spaces C [0, 1] and Lp for computable p ≥ 1 we refer to [Weihrauch]. A sequence (xn )n∈N of points is said to be a fast Cauchy sequence, or simply a fast sequence if d(xn , xn+1 ) < 2−n for all n.
Computability of probability measures and Martin-Lof randomness over metric spaces
Therefore, given a fast sequence of ideal measures converging to µ in the Prokhorov metric, we can construct a fast sequence of ideal measures converging to µ in the W metric and vice-versa.
Computability of probability measures and Martin-Lof randomness over metric spaces
During a fast switch, no astronomical data is recorded, so deformation of the BUS is no concern, as long as recovery of the shape is fast enough after the antenna pointing has stabilised.
Study of the Dynamics of Large Reflector Antennas with Accelerometers
By repeating the same fast sampling technique used by the SCA, combined with a fast priority encoder, significantly faster conversion is demonstrated for a prototype ASIC designated PRO1.
The PRO1 ASIC for Fast Wilkinson Encoding
The fast (acoustic) mode propagating vertically below cS = vA level is transmitted as fast (magnetic) mode in the cS < vA region (visible in the transversal velocity).
Magnetic fingerprints of solar and stellar oscillations
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