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 Meanings and Examples of HASTEN
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 v.  make something happen sooner or more quickly; accelerate
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  If he knew she loved him, he would hasten to her side.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  When Lincoln refused to exchange prisoners, believing it would hasten the end of the war to burden the Confederacy with the feeding and guarding of Union prisoners, there were thousands of bluecoats at Andersonville, Georgia.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
3  It was a relief to her that Gerty was obliged to hasten away: the two kissed silently, but without a trace of the previous night's emotion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
4  And with that she had to content herself, and hasten on to the expectant group on the steps.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
5  In winter, California is full of people from Iowa and Nebraska, Ohio and Oklahoma, who, having traveled thousands of miles from their familiar villages, hasten to secure an illusion of not having left them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
6  Here came the entrails, to be scraped and washed clean for sausage casings; men and women worked here in the midst of a sickening stench, which caused the visitors to hasten by, gasping.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
7  Breathless with amazement, and heavily oppressed with the critical situation of his friend, Heyward recoiled before the look, trembling lest its meaning might, in some unknown manner, hasten the prisoner's fate.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
8  He thought he must hasten to produce his tale to protect him from the missiles already on the lips of his redoubtable comrades.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
9  She would gladly have stopped at the door to listen, as she came out; but her mistress just then calling, she was obliged to hasten away.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
10  I must hasten to add that I am the only person to blame in all this, while Mr. Bazarov has behaved most honourably.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  I hasten to inform you, my dear friend, what wonderful things have happened to me.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In ACT V
12  I have just returned from my benefactor, and hasten to write down what I have experienced.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
13  At Kamenka a relay of horses was to wait which would take them to the Warsaw highroad, and from there they would hasten abroad with post horses.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVI
14  Soon after the Rostovs came to Moscow the effect Natasha had on him made him hasten to carry out his intention.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIX
15  Beyond a certain limit no mechanical disruption of the body could hasten the process of decomposition.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIX
Example Sentence:
1  I hasten to add that I knew nothing of the fraud at the time.
2  He has been described as a 'charmless bore'-not by me, I hasten to add.
3  I hasten to congratulate you on the coming of your birthday.
4  Her spirit seemed to hasten to live within a very brief span as much as many live during a protracted existence.
5  This gemstone is believed to enhance self-esteem, develop the ability to love and hasten spiritual growth.
6  She saw his frown and hastened to explain.
7  She saw his quick frown and hastened to explain.
8  They bowed low to Louis and hastened out of his way.
9  He hastened to assure us that the press would not be informed.
10  Mrs. Fairfax swallowed her breakfast and hastened away to commence operations.
11  It was now obvious that he was hastening to restore the keys to their owner.