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 for Haste
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haste \Haste\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Hasted; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Hasting.] [OE. hasten; akin to G. hasten, D. haasten,
     Dan. haste, Sw. hasta, OF. haster, F. h[^a]ter. See Haste,
     To hasten; to hurry. [Archaic]
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           I 'll haste the writer.                  --Shak.
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           They were troubled and hasted away.      --Ps. xlviii.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Haste \Haste\ (h[=a]st), n. [OE. hast; akin to D. haast, G.,
     Dan., Sw., & OFries. hast, cf. OF. haste, F. h[^a]te (of
     German origin); all perh. fr. the root of E. hate in a
     earlier sense of, to pursue. See Hate.]
     1. Celerity of motion; speed; swiftness; dispatch;
        expedition; -- applied only to voluntary beings, as men
        and other animals.
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              The king's business required haste.   --1 Sam. xxi.
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     2. The state of being urged or pressed by business; hurry;
        urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion;
        precipitance; vehemence.
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              I said in my haste, All men are liars. --Ps. cxvi.
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     To make haste, to hasten.
     Syn: Speed; quickness; nimbleness; swiftness; expedition;
          dispatch; hurry; precipitance; vehemence; precipitation.
     Usage: Haste, Hurry, Speed, Dispatch. Haste denotes
            quickness of action and a strong desire for getting
            on; hurry includes a confusion and want of collected
            thought not implied in haste; speed denotes the actual
            progress which is made; dispatch, the promptitude and
            rapidity with which things are done. A man may
            properly be in haste, but never in a hurry. Speed
            usually secures dispatch.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon
           regretted his haste" [syn: haste, hastiness, hurry,
           hurriedness, precipitation]
      2: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his
         haste to leave he forgot his book" [syn: haste, hurry,
         rush, rushing]
      3: a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry; "in a
         hurry to lock the door" [syn: hurry, haste]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "haste":
     air speed, alacrity, anxiety, barrel, beeline,
     breathless impatience, briskness, bucket, bustle, carelessness,
     celerity, chafing, dash, desperateness, devil-may-careness,
     dispatch, disquietude, drive, eagerness, excitement, expedition,
     expeditiousness, fastness, fleetness, flight, flit, flurry,
     forwardness, fretfulness, fretting, furiousness, ground speed,
     hasten, hastiness, heedlessness, highball, hotfoot, hotheadedness,
     hurriedness, hurry, hustle, impatience, impatientness, impetuosity,
     impetuousness, impulse, impulsiveness, instantaneousness, knots,
     lather, lightning speed, miles per hour, overeagerness,
     overenthusiasm, overhastiness, overzealousness, pace, precipitance,
     precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitation, precipitousness,
     precociousness, precocity, prematureness, prematurity, promptitude,
     promptness, quickness, rapidity, rashness, recklessness,
     restiveness, restlessness, rocket, round pace, rpm, run, rush,
     rustle, snappiness, speed, speediness, stew, suddenness, sweat,
     swift rate, swiftness, tense readiness, uneasiness, unpatientness,
     unquietness, untimeliness, urgency, velocity, wantonness,

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