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Nov 29, 2004
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Short words

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with Anu Garg

Has a brief quote you read somewhere ever made you think more than you would have thought after spending several weeks with a heavy tome? Perhaps that's what Friedrich Nietzsche had in mind when he said, "It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book." In this spirit, we'll feature five short yet potent words this week.

hie

(hy) Pronunciation RealAudio

verb tr., intr.: To hasten; to go in a hurry.

From Middle English hien, from Old English higian (to strive).

"The other week, during our morning ritual, my phone rang and I had to rush off to answer it. Talk... talk... then followed by my other pre-work activities before finally taking a bath and hieing off to work."
Stella A. Estremera; Simple Wisdom; Philippine Sun Star (Manila, Philippines); Nov 14, 2004.

"Aniston reportedly hied out of town to meet hubby Brad Pitt in Little Rock, Ark."
Michael Sneed; The Rice Report; Chicago Sun-Times; Nov 18, 2004.

See more usage examples of hie in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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