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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning.

Usage examples (36)
  • In the past month, government has acted with precipitance of judgment, akin to patching holes as the levy fails.
  • I started — I was out of breath — I gasped, at this frightful precipitance — I was going to open with warmth against it.
  • Durward was mortified and surprised at the consequence of his precipitance, but comforted himself with the hope that the Lady of the
  • “See, then, O King,” continued the Wazir “what cometh of precipitance; verily, it is unpraiseworthy and bequeatheth repentance; and in this I give thee true advice and... for more
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