, n. 1. The condition or quality of being quick or living; life. [Obs.]
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Touch it with thy celestial quickness.
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2. Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion; speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.
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This deed . . . must send thee hence
With fiery quickness.
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His mind had, indeed, great quickness and vigor.
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3. Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.
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Would not quickness of sensation be an inconvenience to an animal that must lie still ?
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4. Sharpness; pungency of taste. Mortimer.
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Syn. -- Velocity; celerity; rapidity; speed; haste; expedition; promptness; dispatch; swiftness; nimbleness; fleetness; agility; briskness; liveliness; readiness; sagacity; shrewdness; shrewdness; sharpness; keenness.
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