The plea bargain was swiftly contorted into an outright means of extorting inculpatory perjury to bring down targeted individuals.
Rich, poor, or middle class, the chaos of 21st-century “love lives” is swiftly enveloping us all.
Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs morphed into commercial banks and swiftly dialed down their debt levels.
Vladimir Putin swiftly and generously sent the large-bellied Illyushin that I just saw cutting the clear blue sky above my home.
The accused were swiftly removed from the court before they could issue any statement.
After that there was silence, the men running as swiftly as possible.
Again it happened—innocently at first and then too swiftly for the eye to follow.
Clay replied with a wink, and so I made my way out as swiftly as I could.
She did not see Camille approach her, but the moment she felt him she turned upon him swiftly.
It was then Friday, and Wednesday came inexorably and swiftly.
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).