quick englannista suomeksi
nopeaälyinen, nokkela, nopea
Occurring in a short time; happening or done rapidly.
Of temper: easily aroused to anger; quick-tempered.
1549, (w), ''The Sixth Sermon Preached Before King Edward, April 6 1549''
- The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and signified that he was much offended.
- the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead
1633, Herbert|George Herbert, ''The Temple''
- Man is no star, but a quick coal / Of mortal fire.
- The inmost oratory of my soul,
- Wherein thou ever dwellest quick or dead,
- Is black with grief eternal for thy sake.
Pregnant, especially at the stage where the foetus's movements can be felt; figuratively, alive with some emotion or feeling.
(RQ:Shakespeare Love's Labour's Lost)
*2012, (w), ''London in the Eighteenth Century'', Bodley Head 2017, p. 385:
- When sentenced she sought to avoid hanging by declaring herself with child – ironically, given her favourite deception – but a ‘jury of Matrons’ found her not quick.
Of water: flowing.
(RQ:Shakespeare Pericles) the ayre is quicke there, / And it perces and ſharpens the ſtomacke,
- If we consider how very quick the actions of the mind are performed.
1641, (w), ''diary entry September 1641''
- The works (..) are curiously hedged with quick.
1550, (w), ''Sermon Preached at Stamford, 9 October 1550''
- This test nippeth, (..) this toucheth the quick.
(RQ:Fuller Church Histor)
- How feebly and unlike themselves they reason when they come to the quick of the difference!
(RQ:Tennyson In Memoriam)
1917, (w), ''At the Word 'Farewell
- I rose as if quicked by a spur I was bound to obey.