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moving or performing quickly, lightly, and easily

accomplished in very little time

a point of origin from which ideas or influences, for example, originate

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any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)

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accomplished rapidly and without delay

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hurried and brief

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moving quickly and lightly

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apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

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performed with little or no delay

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easily aroused or excited

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with little or no delay

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A classic instance of subversive literary experiment, it cuts to the quick of a political problem, offering protection against indifference in any society where entertainment rules, racism is an issue, and electorates are sluggish.
It is an accusation that cuts to the quick a side that has scored more than 100 goals already this season, and boasts four strikers rated among the best in Europe.
Like her poetry, her fiction cuts to the quick, exposing the filth as well as the goodness within the human soul.
The fact it cuts to the quick of Labour's ideology should not deter from its effectiveness.
Once again, Ms Quigley cuts to the quick with a brutal murder ( strangulation this time; it was a shooting in book one ( almost before you've had time to settle in your chair.