Presumably he realizes he could spend a fortune and still get fired by the electorate with Apprentice-like swiftness.
The swiftness and high case-rate of Chikungunya is almost unprecedented in the annals of horrible viral outbreaks.
So the feeding of the tissues could not sufficiently account, to Harvey's mind, for the swiftness of the circulation.
He has indeed the strong wing and the swiftness of the king of birds.
There was swiftness of action, alertness of mind, and with these a complete absence of hurry or confusion.
The swiftness with which seeds grow when properly watered is uncanny.
They crossed other rivers of various degrees of depth and swiftness, swimming some and fording others.
War does not call for wisdom, but for swiftness in striking.
And in the swiftness of their movements there was something that was sad.
The swiftness of Hamlet gives to the King a hand and sword to work his will.
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).