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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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I found our fortress in a bad state of defence, but we proceeded immediately to repair our flanks, strengthen our gates and posterns, and form double bastions, which we compleated in ten days.
It was too great a shock to be borne with calmness, and she immediately left the room.
There is no need to answer this letter immediately -- unless I have written it under a mistaken impression of what you have accomplished since leaving London.
This speech was immediately published throughout the kingdom; nor did any thing terrify the people so much as those encomiums on his majesty's mercy; because it was observed, that the more these praises were enlarged and insisted on, the more inhuman was the punishment, and the sufferer more innocent.
Khacan, not wishing to bargain, immediately had the sum counted out, and given to the merchant, who before withdrawing said:
But there are many other circumstances which evince that what I have alleged is the true cause of the motion of the blood: thus, in the first place, the difference that is observed between the blood which flows from the veins, and that from the arteries, can only arise from this, that being rarefied, and, as it were, distilled by passing through the heart, it is thinner, and more vivid, and warmer immediately after leaving the heart, in other words, when in the arteries, than it was a short time before passing into either, in other words, when it was in the veins; and if attention be given, it will be found that this difference is very marked only in the neighborhood of the heart; and is not so evident in parts more remote from it.
The Communists turn their attention chiefly to Germany, because that country is on the eve of a bourgeois revolution that is bound to be carried out under more advanced conditions of European civilisation, and with a much more developed proletariat, than that of England was in the seventeenth, and of France in the eighteenth century, and because the bourgeois revolution in Germany will be but the prelude to an immediately following proletarian revolution.
Almost immediately the door of the carriage was opened, the young man sprang lightly out and presented his hand to Milady, who leaned upon it, and in her turn alighted with tolerable calmness.
On entering the drawing-room she found the whole party at loo, and was immediately invited to join them; but suspecting them to be playing high, she declined it, for the short time she could stay below, with a book.
As soon as we had dispatched this Letter, we immediately prepared to follow it in person and were stepping into the Carriage for that Purpose when our attention was attracted by the Entrance of a coroneted Coach and 4 into the Inn-yard.
In consequence of this order, several muskets immediately glittered in the feeble light reflected from that mirror of the heavens, the sea; and the oblong bale of which we spoke, containing no doubt some contraband object, was transported to land, with infinite precautions.
The carcass was immediately cut up, and a part of it hastily cooked and ravenously devoured.

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