Notebook, 1993-


Accelerando / Hastening

Swiftness, haste, flurry, bustle, ado, urgency, precipitancy, speed . . . expedite, quicken

Music: Pressing . . . . accerlerating the time.

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Hasten v.i. 1. to move or act with haste; proceed with haste; hurry: to hasten to a place. v.t. 2. to cause to hasten; accelerate. -Syn. 2. expedite, quicken, speed.

Haste 1. swiftness of motions; speed. 2. urgent need of quick action; a hurry. 3. unnecessarily quick action; thoughtless, rash, or undue speed: Haste makes waste. 4. make haste, to act or go with speed; hurry. -v.t., v.i. 5. chiefly Literary. to hasten [ME < OF < Ofris hãst; akin to OE hæst violence, ON heifst hatred, Goth haifsts struggle] -Syn. 1. See speed. 2. flurry, bustle, ado, urgency. 3. precipitancy. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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