He moved with a celerity that amazed me, when I remembered how exasperatingly slow he could be, fooling with kites.
celerity, valor, endurance, they were his iridescent neck and tail feathers.
Also, the celerity with which it had been accepted and published was a pleasant thought to him.
The pot-boy's movements resembled those of a tortoise in celerity.
It is now their turn to experience similar confusion from the celerity and dexterity of His replies.
I let them both go with a celerity which to this day astonishes my memory.
The order was executed in a jiffy, and then those who had the off watch piled into their hammocks with a celerity seldom equalled.
They marveled at the celerity with which the fort was put up.
The Dorians were very partial to this dance and considered their success in battle due to the celerity and training of the dance.
The celerity with which they pressed on their way, astonished the Europeans.
late 15c., from Old French celeritee (14c., Modern French célérité), from Latin celeritatem (nominative celeritas) "swiftness," from celer "swift," from possible PIE root *kel- "to drive, set in swift motion" (cf. Sanskrit carati "goes," Greek keles "fast horse or ship," keleuthos "journey, road," Lithuanian sulys "a gallop," Old High German scelo "stallion").