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Donna's letter looked as though she had written it in a great hurry.
She had been in too much of a hurry to change.
I'm not in any hurry to get there.
Lou's in no hurry to get married.
In his hurry he forgot to lock up.
I'm ready whenever you are – there's no hurry.
What's the hurry? We've got all afternoon.
I won't be going back there in a hurry, I can tell you.
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View the pronunciation for hurry.
a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team
satirical writing or art uses humour to criticize people or things and make them seem silly
a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation
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Definition of hurry from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.