• WordNet 3.6
    • n speediness a rate that is rapid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Speediness The quality or state of being speedy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n speediness The quality of being speedy; quickness; celerity; haste; despatch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Speediness speed, haste
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  • Proverb
    “Speedy exception is the mother of good fortune.”
  • Peter De Vries
    “Let us hope, I prayed, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. spéd; Dut. spœd.


In literature:

A high ball in close, speedy, would tie him in a knot.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
What was new and fresh, was, with him, worthy of unbounded admiration and speedy adoption.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Her objections to a speedy marriage were even confirmed by this discovery.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
The war may be both prolonged with advantage, and be brought to a speedy conclusion.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
The speedy marriage of Sir Ratcliffe followed.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
The very speedy part of the descent lasted only a few minutes, but it was very exciting.
"Bob Hunt in Canada" by George W. Orton
As far as I can recollect, he was most sanguine about the speedy termination of the war.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
They find this a speedy means of quieting them, and resort to it regardless or ignorant of the consequences.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
None of the Southern people with whom I have spoken entertain any hopes of a speedy termination of the war.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
Symptoms unfavourable, and ultimate collapse preventable only by speedy change of scene.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

I am the maker,
The builder, the breaker,
The eagle-winged helper,
The speedy forsaker!
"The Ancient Elf" by James Stephens
Thy sins have soar'd up to the sky,
And thence for speedy vengeance cry —
Such vengeance, as the Lord did rain
Upon the cities of the plain:
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
And fears subside, and doubts depart,
And sorrow flits on speedy wing,
And gentle joy subdues the heart,
And wakes to peace each slumb'ring string.
"Religious Comfort" by John Bowring
As God an angel with Tobias sent
For his attendant, wheresoe'er he went:
So shall he speedy succour send to all,
Who shall on him, e'en now, for succour call.
"Advice, To The Traveller" by Rees Prichard
The simplest herb, that's gather'd in the field —
The vilest drug, that can on earth be found —
May perfect health and speedy succour yield,
And, if God pleases, with success be crown'd.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
The audience were orderly and all went well,
As cheerily and as smoothly as a marriage bell.
Mr James Speedie was the chairman, and behaved right manfully,
And sang a beautiful song, which filled our hearts with glee.
"Lines in Praise of the Lyric Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Surveillance cameras at a Garland, Texas, Macy's caught a speedy robbery by three thieves who made off with 80 watches worth $19,000.
Banuelos is accused of selling alcohol to a minor at the Exxon Speedy Stop off Ed Carey Drive and US Expressway 77/83.
Plainsmen host speedy Palo Duro Friday night in first round of playoffs.
Speedy Serra stops Edison's season.
0low rainfall credited for speedy harvest.
McDonnell urges state lawyers to obtain speedy release for innocent man.
Suddenly speedy Billy Orman breaks AZ 1600m record.
5 speedy desserts to suit any occasion.
He's versatile, is speedy, seems to pinch hit well and is well-liked in the clubhouse.
Three new parents with more talent than time share speedy recipes.
A speedy defender who looks to have a bigger impact as a sophomore Turned in a solid spring and is listed No.
These 98 quick and healthy recipes combine fresh ingredients with pantry staples for speedy meals you'll feel great about eating.
For speedy preparation of this dish, purchase premade basil pesto available in most supermarkets.
Speedy trial demanded in Philippine massacre.
Speedy refunds are pleasing staff and students at a community college in Arizona.

In science:

Despite the fact that red-black relaxation yields a speedy convergence rate in comparison to other relaxation schemes, it does have a ma jor drawback which is related to the various Fourier modes which may exist in an approximate solution to Eq. (4.1).
Variational Principles in General Relativity
DSP Digital Signal Processing are specialized computer chips designed to perform speedy and complex operations on digitized waveforms.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
CS EoS and the Speedy EoS cannot be applied and it is inappropriate to use these EoSs to probe the glass transition 9.
Glass transition and random packing in the hard sphere system
FIG. 1: (Color Online) Measured equation of state p (in units of ρT ) versus volume fraction φ for a hard sphere fluid from experiments by Rutgers, etal. (circles) and simulations by Rintoul and Torquato (diamonds) and Speedy (squares).
Why is Random Close Packing Reproducible?
The volume enclosed at each iteration therefore shrinks geometrically, ensuring the speedy convergence of the integral.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network