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Fast Fast, adv. [OE. faste firmly, strongly, quickly, AS. f[ae]ste. See {Fast}, a.] 1. In a fast, fixed, or firmly established manner; fixedly; firmly; immovably. [1913 Webster]

We will bind thee fast. --Judg. xv. 13. [1913 Webster]

2. In a fast or rapid manner; quickly; swiftly; extravagantly; wildly; as, to run fast; to live fast. [1913 Webster]

{Fast by}, or {Fast beside}, close or near to; near at hand. [1913 Webster]

He, after Eve seduced, unminded slunk Into the wood fast by. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Fast by the throne obsequious Fame resides. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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