headlong

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  • Jack had made no attempt to fire, but was running at headlong speed. Cited from Two Boys in Wyoming, by Edward S. Ellis
  • Passing away into nothing, at headlong speed, before the great storm of the times. Cited from Continental Monthly, Vol I, Issue I, January 1862, by Various
  • Here the practical need for change ran headlong into strong military tradition. Cited from Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965, by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
  • Never before had she stopped in her headlong course to look ahead, to count the cost! Cited from The Odds, by Ethel M. Dell
  • The next moment he was falling headlong down into the gulf, several hundred feet below us. Cited from In New Granada, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was as if a horse should rush headlong against a stone wall. Cited from Frank Merriwell's Reward, by Burt L. Standish
  • He quickly cut across the field and threw his body headlong at the last remaining member of the opposition. Cited from The Space Pioneers, by Carey Rockwell
  • Billy turned round with a start, and in doing so fell headlong into the sea. Cited from Shifting Winds, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • He fell headlong down the stairs and died of his injuries two days later.
  • So close were they to destruction's edge at this moment of headlong flight. Cited from The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow, by Anna Katharine Green
  • Our friends had struck that date, but the headlong rush did not begin until some time later. Cited from Klondike Nuggets, by E. S. Ellis
  • When the ship struck, the officer of the watch had been thrown headlong to port. Cited from The Captain of the Kansas, by Louis Tracy
  • She rose with the words, almost as if in preparation for headlong flight. Cited from The Swindler and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell
  • His grief sent him headlong into a bottle, and he eventually left town.
  • To her huge surprise she fell headlong, while he merely paused in his low flight. Cited from The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • I nearly fell headlong into the cave, when we lifted the cover from the entrance. Cited from Modern Icelandic Plays, by Johann Sigurjonsson
  • He was running with his head down when all of a sudden he pitched headlong into a dry well. Cited from Billy Whiskers' Adventures, by Frances Trego Montgomery
  • In time, I fear, I shall be as headlong as the rest of them. Cited from A Man for the Ages, by Irving Bacheller
  • He then composed his dress hastily, and walked out headlong to his regiment. Cited from The Bastonnais, by John Lesperance
  • The man and his horse, too, went headlong; but the buffalo went down first. Cited from Myths and Legends of the Great Plains, by Unknown
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Meaning of headlong

  • adverb With the head foremost
    the runner slid headlong into third base
  • adverb At breakneck speed
    burst headlong through the gate
  • adverb In a hasty and foolhardy manner
    he fell headlong in love with his cousin