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precipitate
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The Age of Innocence
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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
  • Mr. and Mrs. van der Luyden had come to town for a few days from Skuytercliff, whither they had precipitately fled at the announcement of Beaufort’s failure.
  • She looked across the table at her husband, and said precipitately: "I’m sure Ellen meant it kindly."

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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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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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