urgency


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Synonyms for urgency

pressing importance requiring speedy action

an urgent situation calling for prompt action

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insistent solicitation and entreaty

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Percerin was engaged on five costumes for the king, and that, owing to the urgency of the case, he was meditating in his office on the ornaments, colors, and cut of these five suits.
I feared that no telegram would convince you of the absolute urgency of the case.
With a certain urgency he got Bert rather unwillingly to his feet.
Carthoris did not understand, but something in the urgency of the other's tone assured him, and so he turned away, but not without a glance toward Thuvia in which he attempted to make her understand that it was in her own interest that he left her.
There was a little more urgency of this kind, till Mr.
I gave the master of the Balmen a receipt for what we took, together with an affidavit signed by Bradley, Olson, and myself, stating briefly how we had come into possession of the U-33 and the urgency of our need for what we took.
War's war, you know and this is a matter of urgency.
Never was he more a god in Kama's mind than in the last days of the south-bound traverse, as the failing Indian watched him, ever to the fore, pressing onward with urgency of endurance such as Kama had never seen nor dreamed could thrive in human form.
The captain spoke quickly, the urgency of a great haste pressing his speech.
One day I received a telegram from my father of such urgency that in compliance with its unexplained demand I left at once for home.
No glory of raiment would be theirs, no urgency of dance; but they would be real nymphs.
I can only throw myself upon your indulgence and plead the urgency of my mission.
They were not absolutely uninvited, but had pressed themselves with so much urgency on the golden couple, that evasion of the honour and pleasure of their company would have been difficult, if desired.
That is the situation for the discussion of which I have made a claim of urgency.
But there were things in her stronger than vanity,--passion and affection, and long, deep memories of early discipline and effort, of early claims on her love and pity; and the stream of vanity was soon swept along and mingled imperceptibly with that wider current which was at its highest force today, under the double urgency of the events and inward impulses brought by the last week.