From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quickness \Quick"ness\, n.
   1. The condition or quality of being quick or living; life.
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            Touch it with thy celestial quickness. --Herbert.
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   2. Activity; briskness; especially, rapidity of motion;
      speed; celerity; as, quickness of wit.
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            This deed . . . must send thee hence
            With fiery quickness.                 --Shak.
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            His mind had, indeed, great quickness and vigor. --
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   3. Acuteness of perception; keen sensibility.
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            Would not quickness of sensation be an inconvenience
            to an animal that must lie still ?    --Locke
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   4. Sharpness; pungency of taste. --Mortimer.
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   Syn: Velocity; celerity; rapidity; speed; haste; expedition;
        promptness; dispatch; swiftness; nimbleness; fleetness;
        agility; briskness; liveliness; readiness; sagacity;
        shrewdness; shrewdness; sharpness; keenness.
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