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Make haste

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Make haste to hasten
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Quotations

  • Rambler
    Rambler
    “A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the full value of time and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.”
  • Latin Proverb
    Latin Proverb
    “Make haste slowly.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Take time for all things; great haste makes great waste.”
  • John Hoskins
    John Hoskins
    “Sweet Benjamin, since thou art young, and hast not yet the use of tongue, make it thy slave, while thou art free; Imprison it, lest it do thee.”

Idioms

Haste makes waste - This idiom means that if you try to do something quickly, without planning it, you're likely to end up spending more time, money, etc, doing it.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. haste (Fr. hâte), from Teut.; cf. A.S. hǽst, Dut. haast, Ger. hast.

Usage

In literature:

Here all things ready are, make haste, make haste away; For long this work will be, and very short this day.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Make haste, and take your bantling from our door.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
Make haste and open your eyes.
"Left at Home" by Mary L. Code
Oh, make haste, make haste, and tell us all about it.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
He shouted to them to make haste, and they waved their hands to him with a gay salute.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
Durn it, man, make haste!
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
You will have done, if you make haste, before I begin to cut.
"The Settlers at Home" by Harriet Martineau
Do go, now, and bid them make haste, will you?
"The Crofton Boys" by Harriet Martineau
He met him in the woods, some way from home, and conjured him to make haste back.
"The Peasant and the Prince" by Harriet Martineau
I wish this Nipen would make haste.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau
But Godfrey, we had better make haste and find out.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
But I must make haste.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
Even so, it was necessary to make haste.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
If the absent soldier knew what the young folks at the balls knew, he would not make haste in his return.
"Bonaventure" by George Washington Cable
When you saw the trees crashing, you would be for making haste back to the plain.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Make haste down, Phoebe, to be ready to open the door for Mrs Rowland.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
But prithee, dear rogue, make haste, prithee make haste, I shall burst else.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
But an you're lucky an' makes haste you'll be able t' get there first.
"Harbor Tales Down North" by Norman Duncan
Make haste in, you must be tired to death, and cold through and through.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Scarcely had Loupart received Josephine in his arms, as she jumped from the carriage, than he strenuously urged his companions to make haste.
"The Exploits of Juve" by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
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In poetry:

Yet all are not welcome to taste
These kind bounties of Nature; for one
From her open-spread table must haste
To make room for a more favoured son:
"Wasps In A Garden" by Charles Lamb
We follow thee. Thy course was fleet,
And fleet is ours—thy rest is sweet,
As ours shall be. Make haste, prepare
A pillow for thy followers there.
"Funeral Hymn" by John Bowring
It would not make me sleep more peacefully
That thou wert wasting all thy life in woe
For my poor sake; what love thou hast for me,
Bestow it ere I go.
"Until Death" by Elizabeth Akers Allen
Oft hast thou heard it, that old true saying,
'Tis like and unlike makes the happiest music.
Then, gravely smiling, scorn me not, Myvanwy,
Fairest of maidens!
"Myvanwy" by Manmohan Ghose
What is here, dost thou know it?
What was, hast thou known?
Prophet nor poet
Nor tripod nor throne
Nor spirit nor flesh can make answer, but only thy mother alone.
"Hertha" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Run swift the errands of thy God to do,
Bear fruit abundantly, and of the best,
Unto the nuptial feast make hast to go,
And gain, ere thou departest, thy request.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard

In news:

For Mexico's Fox, Will Haste Make Waste.
JERILDERIE, Australia (AP) — If Australian forklift operator Mike Hastings is, as genealogists contend, the rightful heir to the British throne, then he really needs to brush up on his tea-making skills.
Netflix's Reed Hastings, Scott Rudin Make Time 100 Power List.
Through case studies from Hastings College and Central Michigan University, find out how campuses are using the Making Achievement Possible Works (MAP-Works) on-line assessment system to contribute to first-year student success.
It notes the Latin root vitium means "fault, vice," and defines it first as "to make faulty or defective" with a quotation from William Styron: "The comic impact is vitiated by obvious haste".
Chef Chester Hastings, author of "The Cheesemonger's Kitchen" (Chronicle Books, $35), compares the satisfaction of cracker making to that of its flour-based cousin.
In less than three weeks, Santa will be zipping around the world delivering presents to all the little girls and boys, but Saturday found time to make an early stop in Hastings.
In the latter event, make haste to Circle Theatre for See How They Run.
O Lord make haste to help me.
PALO PINTO – Haste did not make waste for Palo Pinto County Commissioners Tuesday as the court quickly approved accepting block grant funds to get some Palo Pinto residences tapped into the sewer system .
After seeing such potential in the historical structure, Hastings decided it would make the perfect home for The Silo 's assortment of ice cream.
Haste makes waste comes to mind when people make decisions without a lot of information.
A Hastings player makes a shoestring tackle on a Woodbury runningback during Friday's game.
They say that haste makes waste, but inertia can trash the place, too.
One doesn’t spend 18 years in Congress without making both friends and enemies, as Rep Doc Hastings, R-Pasco, has learned.
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