Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: quickened
IPA transcription: [kw'ɪkənd]
Usage examples
  • Mr Waller caught sight of him and quickened his pace.
  • All the good impulses I had ever stifled were quickened to life by the thought of her.
  • The coolness of the September night quickened the life in him like a rare, tonic wine.
  • He quickened his pace until we had decreased the distance which divided us by about half.
  • Their pulses became stronger, and the blood flowed in a quickened torrent through their veins.
  • Tito gave a slight start and quickened his pace, for the sounds had suggested a welcome thought.
  • The perch have quickened their pace; involuntarily the speed is increased; they already scent their prey.
  • Suddenly he quickened his walk; broke into a trot; began to gallop, and in a few moments his speed was tremendous.
  • "Be off, you little goose!" I called after her as she passed on towards the house with quickened step and rigid head.
  • These reflexions, as I say, quickened his generosity; yet, make them as he might, he saw himself, with the lapse of the period, more and more disconcerted.