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  • This was about the time Catherine had reached her eighteenth year, so that it will be seen her father had not been precipitate.
  • The prize was certainly great; but it was only to be won by striking the happy mean between precipitancy and caution.

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  • The Doctor thought it very vulgar to be precipitate in accusing people of mercenary motives, inasmuch as his door had as yet not been in the least besieged by fortune-hunters; and, lastly, he was very curious to see whether Catherine might really be loved for her moral worth.

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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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