And so it has proven over the past generation of the swiftest record reduction of criminality in American history.
And, whatever he had meant, the strangest, swiftest retribution of his life came to him through the change in her face.
I ask for the swiftest messenger of this Den who can ride till dawn.
Through the swiftest, tensest week in history Europe capsized into war.
One of the swiftest, most agile, will to-day compete with a burly warrior.
To carry the largest possible jug at the swiftest possible pace is your only chance of keeping sane.
He but stays to think what may be his safest course, as the surest and swiftest.
My own speed, once I was free again, I knew outpaced easily the swiftest bird, outpaced light itself.
Of all craft of the canoe order, the flying-proa of the Pacific is the swiftest.
She is the most beautiful and the swiftest craft in the world.
Old English swift "moving quickly," related to swifan "move in a course, sweep" (see swivel). Related: Swiftly; swiftness.
type of bird (several species of the family Cypselidæ, resembling swallows), 1660s, from swift (adj.) in reference to its swift flight. Regarded as a bird of ill-omen, if not downright demonic, probably for its shrill cry. The name earlier had been given to several small fast lizards (1520s).