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quick

 (kwĭk)
adj. quick·er, quick·est
1. Moving or functioning rapidly and energetically; speedy: an animal that is quick enough to escape most predators.
2. Learning, thinking, or understanding with speed and dexterity; bright: a quick mind.
3.
a. Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen: quick reflexes.
b. Reacting immediately and sharply: a quick temper.
4.
a. Occurring, achieved, or acquired in a relatively brief period of time: a quick rise through the ranks; a quick profit.
b. Done or occurring immediately: a quick inspection. See Synonyms at fast1.
5. Tending to react hastily: quick to find fault.
6. Archaic
a. Alive.
b. Pregnant.
n.
1. Sensitive or raw exposed flesh, as under the fingernails.
2. The most personal and sensitive aspect of the emotions: The remark cut her to the quick.
3. The living: the quick and the dead.
4. The vital core; the essence: got to the quick of the matter.
adv. quicker, quickest
Quickly; promptly.

[Middle English, alive, lively, quick, from Old English cwicu, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

quick′ly adv.
quick′ness n.
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Adv.1.quicker - more quicklyquicker - more quickly        
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There was Robert's reproach making itself felt by a quicker, fiercer, more overpowering love, which had awakened within her toward him.
As we looked full at one another, I felt my breath come quicker in my strong desire to get something out of him.
So she made a fire on her hearth, and that it might burn the quicker, she lighted it with a handful of straw.
The first day, the blood liquefies in forty-seven minutes--the church is crammed, then, and time must be allowed the collectors to get around: after that it liquefies a little quicker and a little quicker, every day, as the houses grow smaller, till on the eighth day, with only a few dozens present to see the miracle, it liquefies in four minutes.
We have no ballast on board; and indeed it seems to me that if lightened it would go much quicker.
It couldn't be till doomsday, you know, when the angel Gabriel blows his trumpet, unless it should come quicker than we think it will--oh, of course, I know the Bible says it may come quicker than we think, but I don't think it will--that is, of course I believe the Bible; but I mean I don't think it will come as much quicker as it would if it should come now, and--"
She kept putting her head out of the window and calling to the cabby to go quicker, quicker.
On they went quicker and quicker into the next street; and the person who drove turned round to Kay, and nodded to him in a friendly manner, just as if they knew each other.
But the murderer had been even quicker than I had been.
Suddenly there was a quicker movement of seemingly one whole section of the mountain.
Well," he said, "I thought I was pretty quick, and our John quicker still, but you do beat all I ever saw for being quick and thorough at the same time.
I know," I continued, pressing her hand, "that I may seem young enough to talk like this, but some of us get through life quicker than others, and when we say, `It is done,' it is no use for onlookers to say, `Why, it is just beginning