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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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Tell him I must see him again--must speak to him instantly.
Elizabeth soon observed, and instantly understood it.
Go instantly and seek her, and when she is found implore the gift of another stone with similar powers.
He instantly put spurs to his steed, and scoured off followed by the panic-stricken herd, their fright being increased by the yells of the savages in their rear.
D'Artagnan went instantly in search of the inn, and easily discovered it by the riotous noise which resounded from it.
D'Artagnan went instantly to the hay dealer and bargained with him for a hundred and fifty trusses of straw, which he obtained, at the rate of three pistoles each.
He groaned, but instantly added, with a chuckle, "As to myself, I think you mentioned that I am--"
commanded the tug-captain, and instantly revolvers and rifles poured bullets upon the deck of the submersible.
I instantly wrote to Geneva; nearly two months have elapsed since the departure of my letter.
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.
I have now only to say further, that as I am convinced of Frederica's having a reasonable dislike to Sir James, I shall instantly inform him that he must give up all hope of her.
Thorpe's communication, he almost instantly determined to spare no pains in weakening his boasted interest and ruining his dearest hopes.