Timely

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Definition

timely: well-timed, opportune, appropriate, prompt, suitable
adjective, adverb
I want you to finish this report in a timely fashion.
He bought his stocks at a timely moment. They rose quickly shortly after.

untimely: early, ill-timed, badly timed, unsuitable
adjective
an untimely phone call a phone call at a bad time

Examples

  • "Icarus : And to think that my father's untimely death could have been avoided if only he'd known how to cope with his stress rather than bottling it up inside and."
  • "I'm not one to hedge the issue, so I will simply come out and say it: several of you have abused our copier and as a direct result of your abuse, brought it to an untimely end."

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