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precipitate
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The War of the Worlds
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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
  • But now that I was beginning to understand something of his quality, I could divine the stress he laid on doing nothing precipitately.
  • We talked in this manner through the early morning time, and later crept out of the bushes, and, after scanning the sky for Martians, hurried precipitately to the house on Putney Hill where he had made his lair.

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  • I had planned to ask her, but she made a precipitate departure.
  • a precipitate rather than a well-reasoned decision

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unspecified meaning
  • I did not know even the circumstances that had precipitated the conflict.
  • The gun he drove had been unlimbered near Horsell, in order to command the sand pits, and its arrival it was that had precipitated the action.

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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
verb, as in: action will precipitate Define
make something happen abruptly (suddenly)
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