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celerity
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Middlemarch
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  • Gentlemen, here’s a fender that if you had the misfortune to hang yourselves would cut you down in no time—with astonishing celerity—four-and-sixpence—five—five-and-sixpence—an appropriate thing for a spare bedroom where there was a four-poster and a guest a little out of his mind—six shillings—thank you, Mr. Clintup—going at six shillings—going—gone!"

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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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