Pellmell

Part of speech: adverb

In a confused or promiscuous way; with a headlong rush.

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Usage examples "pellmell":

  1. On they came, crimson- faced, mouths open, British and Americans in a pellmell rush like a rally of boys at football. - "Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas", Lloyd Osbourne.
  2. The children screamed,- and ran towards the Cathedral pellmell; and for a few moments there ensued indescribable confusion, the priests, the people, and the white- veiled girls getting mixed together in a wild hurly- burly. - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.
  3. The chains rattled, the ponderous drawbridge creaked and dropped; and across it a medley of motley figures rushed pellmell. - "The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories", Bret Harte.