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.
Is it not a race in which the swiftest must surely win the prize; and is not that prize power?
Through the swiftest, tensest week in history Europe capsized into war.
Nor are we right in supposing that the swiftest of them is the slowest, nor conversely, that the slowest is the quickest.
To carry the largest possible jug at the swiftest possible pace is your only chance of keeping sane.
She was so light in running that she outran the swiftest dogs.
My own speed, once I was free again, I knew outpaced easily the swiftest bird, outpaced light itself.
That swordfish run became the swiftest and hardest I ever saw.
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).