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quick time

n.
A military marching pace of 120 steps per minute.
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quick time

n
(Military) military the normal marching rate of 120 paces to the minute. Compare double time3, double time4
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quick′ time`


n.
a rate of marching in which 120 paces, each of 30 in. (76.2 cm), are taken in a minute.
[1795–1805]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quick time - a normal marching pace of 120 steps per minute
gait, pace - the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
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Meanwhile the dog in disgrace ground hard at the organ, sometimes in quick time, sometimes in slow, but never leaving off for an instant.
D'Artagnan turned upon his heel, insolently enough, and finding himself face to face with Colbert, after his first turn, he bowed to him as a harlequin would have done; then, after a second evolution, he directed his steps towards the door in quick time. Colbert was struck with this pointed rudeness, to which he was not accustomed.
Ten thousand pairs of eyes are fixed upon him with an intensity that he can hardly fail to feel; ten thousand hearts keep quick time to the inaudible hoof-beats of his snowy steed.
"Bother!" said the man, peremptorily, turning to the girl; "you go right along, and curl yourself real smart!" He added, giving a crack to a rattan he held in his hand, "And be back in quick time, too!"
Webster did his duty in the approaching negotiations, and sent the English Lord home again in double quick time, they should, within two years, sing 'Yankee Doodle in Hyde Park, and Hail Columbia in the scarlet courts of Westminster!' I found it a pretty town, and had the satisfaction of beholding the outside of the office of the journal from which I have just quoted.
Fosh-bal-soj displayed little of the cowardice of those that had attacked Bradley in the alleyway, but that may have been because he had so slight opportunity, for Bradley had him by the throat before he could utter a cry and with his right hand struck him heavily and repeatedly upon his face and over his heart--ugly, smashing, short-arm jabs of the sort that take the fight out of a man in quick time.
Nevertheless, as if they had been aware of the numerical weakness of the friends, the Rochellais continued to advance in quick time.
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I knew weren't running a quick time so I played to my strengths and waited until the final 800 metres and pulled away.
Put in to bat, Lanka Lions got off to a good start as Nurendra Pereira (36) and Heshan DeSilva (17) put on 55 runs in quick time for the opening partnership until Heshan was bowled by Piyush Maloo.
'If the combined talents of some 18,000 private practitioners cannot draft in quick time a new Act for their own profession, what hope is there for law making by others in the coming years?
implementation of this system makes a landmark step towards technological advancement in PRA as it shall help sub offices go through appeals in quick time and facilitate tax payers in presenting themselves in front of appellate via video links.