1.) Rapidity of motion; quickness; swiftness (GNU Collaborative International Dictionary of English).
Etymology: French célérité, from Old French, from Latin celeritas, from celer, swift.
"The uncommon abilities and fortune of Severus have induced an elegant historian to compare him with the first and greatest of the Caesars. The parallel is, at least, imperfect. Where shall we find, in the character of Severus, the commanding superiority of soul, the generous clemency, and the various genius, which could reconcile and unite the love of pleasure, the thirst of knowledge, and the fire of ambition? In one instance only, they may be compared, with some degree of propriety, in the celerity of their motions, and their civil victories" (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 1, Edward Gibbon, 1776).
Hello readers, sorry about the lack of a post yesterday. I had my big Symbolic Logic exam in the afternoon, and I was still studying in the morning (which is when I usually do my blogging). As it turned out, I think I spent too much time studyingthe exam was pretty straightforward. Anyway, now I just have to complete my thesis and I'll be a Master of Philosophical Studies!
Also, I'd like to give a shout out to Rob and Astronomy Pirate, who nominated me for a blogging award. Check out their blogs!
Finally, I received my first negative comment yesterday. It wasn't about my blog, but about one of my comments on someone else's blog. I have a very sardonic sense of humor, and so I apologize in advance if I offend any of you on your blogs. I wouldn't bother to comment if I wasn't already a fan!