01. The waiter pocketed the tips with a [swift] movement of his hand.
02. Walking [swiftly], you can get downtown in about fifteen minutes.
03. The government needs to take [swift] action to deal with the situation before a crisis developing.
04. With a few [swift] movements, the artist was able to produce a simple drawing of a dragon.
05. The United Nations must take [swift] action to protect the refugees who are trying to flee the area as a result of the conflict.
06. They canoed down the [swiftly] flowing river with little effort.
07. The young boy grabbed her purse and [swiftly] ran off.
08. The [swiftness] of the response by the medical personnel probably saved his life.
09. Cheetahs rely on a burst of speed to catch [swift] prey such as gazelles.
10. Probably the [swiftest] of all antelopes, the impala can easily jump as far as 30 feet.
11. The old man threw the horseshoe with a [swift], underhand motion.
12. A baby caribou is so [swift] that it can outrun its mother by the age of three days.
13. A Chinese proverb notes, "Slow in word, [swift] in deed."
14. A Chinese proverb observes that the [swiftest] horse cannot overtake the word once spoken.
15. A Greek proverb remarks that [swift] gratitude is the sweetest.
16. According to Kofi Annan, unless we take [swift] and decisive action, by 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may be living in countries that face serious water shortages.
17. Henri Amiel once remarked, "Life is short. Be [swift] to love! Make haste to be kind!"

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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