Characterized by great celerity
Lasting or existing only for a short time
To move swiftly
There's a fleet of nice ladies at the courthouse that are always happy to help.
The fleet sailed in May 1787, and arrived off the Australian coast early in the following January.
Buenos Aires was in 1838 blockaded by a French fleet; but Rosas stood firm.
The enemy's fleet, which subsequently did not let a single boat pass, allows his entire army to elude it.
Memnon the Rhodian, now in supreme command of the Persian fleet, saw the European coasts exposed and set out to raise Greece, where discontent always smouldered in Alexander's rear.