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instantly

adverb anon, at once, directly, extemplo, fast, forthwith, hastily, hurriedly, instantaneously, now, presently, promptly, quickly, rapidly, right away, right now, shortly, soon, speedily, straightway, swiftly, with speed, without a wait, withhut any lapse of time, without delay, without hesitation, without notice
See also: forthwith
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She instantly wrote Sir John Middleton her acknowledgment of his kindness, and her acceptance of his proposal; and then hastened to shew both letters to her daughters, that she might be secure of their approbation before her answer were sent.
Thus did he maintain the defensive, making his eye, foot, and hand keep true time, until, observing his antagonist to lose wind, he darted the staff at his face with his left hand; and, as the Miller endeavoured to parry the thrust, he slid his right hand down to his left, and with the full swing of the weapon struck his opponent on the left side of the head, who instantly measured his length upon the green sward.
As she did not know that it was guided by an invisible hand she was very much astonished, and the moment that the pen had ceased to move she instantly went over to the table, where she found some lovely verses, telling her that another shared her distresses, whatever they might be, and loved her with all his heart; and that he would never rest until he had delivered her from the hands of the man she hated.
Here was a family where prayers came at the same hour, where the Sabbath literature was unimpeachably selected, where the guest who should have leaned to any false opinion was instantly set down, and over which there reigned all week, and grew denser on Sundays, a silence that was agreeable to his ear, and a gloom that he found comfortable.
Jackson," said he, "go instantly to the Lord Chancellor, and tell him that I charge him with the execution of these orders.
The winds of battle had swept all about the regiment, until the one rifle, instantly followed by others, flashed in its front.
His belief of her sister's insensibility she instantly resolved to be false; and his account of the real, the worst objections to the match, made her too angry to have any wish of doing him justice.
Mazarin was desirous of setting out instantly for Saint Germain, but the queen declared that she should wait for the people whom she had appointed to meet her.
In his heat and fury, the bull lolls out his tongue; this is instantly clutched by the bear; with a desperate effort he overturns his huge antagonist; and then dispatches him without difficulty.
I never knew any body as particular as Pa; but I will go instantly home and show him the importance of this purchase.
Arthur shook off his ill-temper instantly and completely, as he rose and gave the young soldier his hand.
I was right in my conjecture; for Mary instantly entering the Room, informed us that a young Gentleman and his Servant were at the door, who had lossed their way, were very cold and begged leave to warm themselves by our fire.