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Quotes of rapid

  1. To be successful you have to be lucky, or a little mad, or very talented, or find yourself in a rapid growth field. – Edward de Bono
  2. The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem in many developed countries today. In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced. – Toshihiko Fukui
  3. Most of the suicide hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, a place not lacking in wealth. But due to rapid population growth, the wealth per capita has fallen by about half in a generation. – Keith Henson
  4. We will see the increasingly rapid rate of growth we've already been seeing in Colorado continue. – John Hickenlooper
  5. Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped, while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language. – Roman Jakobson
  6. One way for investors to protect themselves from a rapid change in the price of a stock is to use a limit order rather than a market order. – Arthur Levitt
  7. Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction, but a few may make evolutionary inventions, such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations that give these species improved competitive potential. – Ernst Mayr
  8. Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive. – John Moody
  9. When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes. – John Boyd Orr
  10. The cause of the break with the tradition of antiquity was the rapid and unexpected advance of Islam. The result of this advance was the final separation of East from West, and the end of the Mediterranean unity. – Henri Pirenne
  11. The rapid dissemination of technology and information offers entirely new ways of production, but it can also bring the spectre of more states developing weapons of mass destruction. – Lord Robertson
  12. Passing into practical life, illustrations of this fact are found everywhere; the distant, or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against the rapid whirl of things around us. – Matthew Simpson
  13. An insuperable obstacle to rapid transit in Africa is the want of carriers, and as speed was the main object of the Expedition under my command, my duty was to lessen this difficulty as much as possible. – Henry Morton Stanley

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

Rhymes for rapid