Headlong Head"long` (-l[o^]ng`; 115), adv. [OE. hedling, hevedlynge; prob. confused with E. long, a. & adv.] [1913 Webster] 1. With the head foremost; headforemost; head first; as, to fall headlong. --Acts i. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation. [1913 Webster]

3. Hastily; without delay or respite. [1913 Webster]

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