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  • …(Parnell’s) a silk one was inadvertently knocked off and, as a matter of strict history, Bloom was the man who picked it up in the crush after witnessing the occurrence meaning to return it to him (and return it to him he did with the utmost celerity) who panting and hatless and whose thoughts were miles away from his hat at the time all the same being a gentleman born with a stake in the country he, as a matter of fact, having gone into it more for the kudos of the thing than anything…

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  • Congress moved with surprising celerity.
  • she proceeded to arrange the cups, spoons, etc., with assiduous celerity.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  Jane Eyre

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