Usage examples for rapid

  1. The walk was rapid, and the short steps were like those of a young man of twenty to five- and- twenty. – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  2. Sir Robert's anxious question on the same subject received a more rapid reply from Thaddeus than had proceeded from the reluctant Miss Beaufort. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  3. The first condition of success is decision; and for decision to be rapid, frank, and to the point, one must be sure of success." – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  4. Conville threw the soaked object over a chair- back and made a rapid inspection, then turned to McAllister with an expression of bewilderment. – McAllister and His Double by Arthur Train
  5. But the effect of it, as Colaisso had told him, was very rapid. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  6. The Indian evening; its rapid approach. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  7. They exchanged a rapid smile when they saw the mother and then a glance on seeing the daughter. – Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) by Guy de Maupassant Last Updated: February 13, 2009
  8. His promotion had been rapid. –  by
  9. I was thinking of the first time I saw you coming down that rapid in your canoe." – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  10. Perhaps Winona's greatest triumph was when, one evening, she managed without any assistance to run the car into its own shed in the garage, a delicate little piece of steering which required fine calculation, a quick hand, and a rapid turn. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  11. Aunt Barbara was waiting for Betty to answer, and she turned her head at last, just as a low, rapid step glided across the floor, and a voice, which thrilled every vain, first with a sudden fear, and then with a joy unspeakable, said, " Aunt Barbara, it's I. It's Ethie, come back to you again. – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  12. " I'm in a pretty fix, sir," he said, after a rapid glance at Smith. – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  13. " Thank Heaven," sighed Aggie, then she turned to Jimmy and addressed him in rapid, decided tones. – Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo
  14. Meanwhile, Mrs. Blake was talking after her usual rapid fashion. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  15. Rapid as he now was, however, he did not work quite fast enough. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  16. The reconstruction was very rapid; so rapid, as Johnson himself said, that he could scarcely realize it; " it appears like a dream." – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  17. Werder was unable to follow him; Manteuffel with a weak force was still at some distance, and for a moment it seemed possible that Bourbaki, by a rapid movement westwards, might crush this isolated foe. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  18. Then with another rapid movement she pulled aside her veil and stood looking at him. – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  19. Ah, she said, I wanted to be in the North when the day came round, but I did not imagine I should go down the rapid in the evening. – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  20. That would just suit the rapid times in which we live. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton