Headlong

Definition of Headlong

Head´long`   Pronunciation: ~lǒng`; 115
adv.1.
1.With the head foremost; headforemost; head first; as, to fall headlong.
2.Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation.
3.Hastily; without delay or respite.
a.1.Rash; precipitate; as, headlong folly.
2.Steep; precipitous.
Like a tower upon a headlong rock.
- Byron.

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