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immediately

adv. 1) at once. 2) in orders of the court or in contracts it means "as soon as can be done" without excuse.

immediately

(In the proximity), adverb alongside, around, at close quarters, at close range, close by, close to, closely, directly, in the area of, in the neighborhood of, in the vicinity of, near, nearby, next door, promptly, without an interval of time
Associated concepts: proximate cause

immediately

(Instantly), adverb at once, at the same time, at this moment, concurrently, in a moment, in an inntant, instantly, now, posthaste, promptly, pronto, quickly, rapidly, right away, shortly, speedily, straight off, suddenly, this very moment
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They embarked, and immediately the anchor was raised and they set sail.
Consenting, he brought not only the key, but a light, and immediately unlocked the door.
When the vizir saw that it was as the Caliph said, he trembled with fear, and immediately invented an excuse.
Scheih Ibrahim immediately took a lute from a cup-board and gave it to the Persian, who began to play on it, singing the while with such skill and taste that the Caliph was enchanted.
Then, if you will listen to me," said the Caliph, "you will immediately return to Balsora.
They began at the water- mark and proceeded in the bank some distance, which we understood by their making the water muddy with the clay; and we immediately proceeded to disappoint their design, by cutting a trench across their subterranean passage.
They carried this expedition so secretly, that the unwary inhabitants did not discover them, until they fired upon the forts; and, not being prepared to oppose them, were obliged to surrender themselves miserable captives to barbarous savages, who immediately after tomahawked one man and two women, and loaded all the others with heavy baggage, forcing them along toward their towns, able or unable to march.
The hostile disposition of the savages, and their allies, caused General Clark, the commandant at the Falls of the Ohio, immediately to begin an expedition with his own regiment, and the armed force of the country, against Pecaway, the principal town of the Shawanese, on a branch of Great Miami, which he finished with great success, took seventeen scalps, and burnt the town to ashes, with the loss of seventeen men.
An exceeding fierce battle immediately began, for about fifteen minutes, when we, being over-powered by numbers, were obliged to retreat, with the loss of sixty-seven men; seven of whom were taken prisoners.
We immediately took possession of Old Chelicothe without opposition, being deserted by its inhabitants.
And the carriage, lightened of a prisoner, who might well be - as he in fact was - very heavy in the sight of Aramis, passed across the drawbridge of the Bastile, which was raised again immediately behind it.
He instantly left the Room and immediately afterwards the House.

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