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precipitate
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Candide
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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
  • They did not know whether they were cries of pain or joy; but they started up precipitately with that inquietude and alarm which every little thing inspires in an unknown country.

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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
  • Honest James ran to his assistance, hauled him up, and from the effort he made was precipitated into the sea in sight of the sailor, who left him to perish, without deigning to look at him.

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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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