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With great speed; rapidly.
n. Archaic
Great speed; rapidity.

[From the phrase haste, post, haste, a direction on letters.]


with great haste; as fast as possible
archaic great haste



1. with the greatest possible speed or promptness.
2. Archaic. great haste.
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بأقْصى سُرْعَه


[ˌpəʊstˈheɪst] advin gran fretta


(pəust) noun
(the system of collecting, transporting and delivering) letters, parcels etc. I sent the book by post; Has the post arrived yet?; Is there any post for me?
to send (a letter etc) by post. He posted the parcel yesterday.
ˈpostage (-tidʒ) noun
(the money paid for) the sending of a letter etc by post. The postage was $1.20.
ˈpostal adjective
of, or concerning, the system of sending letters etc. the postal service.
postage stamp
a small printed label fixed to a letter, parcel etc to show that postage has been paid.
postal order
a printed document bought at a post office, which can be exchanged at another post office for the amount of money paid for it.
postbox (ˈpəusboks) noun
(also ˈletterbox, ~ˈmailbox, ~pillar box) a box into which letters etc are put to be collected (and sent to their destination).
postcard (ˈpəuskaːd) noun
a card on which a message may be sent by post, often with a picture on one side (a picture postcard). She sent me a postcard of the Taj Mahal when she was in India.
postcode (ˈpəuskoud) noun
(American zip code) a set of letters and numbers added to the address on a letter to make delivery easier.
ˌpost-ˈfree adjective, adverb
without charge for sending by post. You can send it post-free.
ˌpost(-)ˈhaste adverb
very quickly. He travelled post(-)haste to London.
postman (ˈpəusmən) noun
(American ˈmailman) a person whose job is to (collect and) deliver letters etc. Has the postman been this morning yet?
postmark (ˈpəusmaːk) noun
a mark put on a letter at a post office, showing the date and place of posting, and cancelling the postage stamp. The postmark read `Beirut'.
postmaster (ˈpəusmaːstə) feminine postmistress (ˈpəusmistris) noun
the manager of a post office.
post office
an office for receiving and dispatching letters, parcels etc. Where is the nearest post office?
References in classic literature ?
One after another, several American enthusiasts rushed posthaste to Europe, with dreams of eager nations clamoring for telephone systems, and one after another they failed.
No word yet on the footwear homes of Dekline's many excellent riders (except Blake Carpenter, who jumped to the swoosh in the nick of time), but with names like Matt Bennett, Jaws Homoki and Chad Tim-Tim, expect joyful announcements posthaste.
Panic-stricken, Filippo fends off the refugees with a pole and sails away posthaste.
Berlin, SANA -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday called for reaching a solution to the crisis in Syria posthaste.
I bet the insurance company that covers the exercise facility would put an end to anyone chewing gum posthaste.
Joking aside, we would urge the Royal Mail to think of their customers and either announce that these branches are closing permanently or, better still, get them up and running again - posthaste.
The best way to ensure he cannot do so is to remove him posthaste.
We thus join others in petitioning Chairperson of Tajikistan's State Committee for National Security to release Sodikov posthaste.
I would extend an invitation to Mr Dixon, provide an acceptable alternative policy suggestion and I assure him I will forward same posthaste to Conservative Central Office.
The story is long and convoluted, as befits a case that results in such damages, but it boiled down to this: A bank owner named Jack Stutevilie, who was the city director designated as mayor of Kingfisher, encouraged contractor Poindexter to call Standridge in order to secure a hurry-up performance bond on the project, which the city manager wanted started posthaste.
He was transferred posthaste to University Hospital in London where he underwent eleven hours of surgery.
His MP Edward Davey has now written to NIG: "As Christmas 2013 approaches I would ask that NIG act immediately to end this family's ongoing nightmare and accept their building insurance claim posthaste, in order to allow Mr and Mrs Webster their first "peaceful" family Christmas in over five years and to allow them once and for all to get on with their lives and put the past five years behind them.