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Definition of "immediately" []

  • Without delay. (adverb)
  • Without an intermediary; directly: met with the parties immediately involved in the suit. (adverb)
  • As soon as; directly: They phoned immediately they reached home. (conjunction)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "immediately" in a sentence
  • "Of course Obama could not have pre-mobilized before the spill had he done so immediately no engineer on the planet believed what BP was saying, plus there *should* have at least been an inspector *immediately* dispatched to verify, but they should have had resources going out withing 14 days."
  • "The real table, if there is one, is not _immediately_ known to us at all, but must be an inference from what is immediately known."
  • "'I am anxious,' continued the gentleman, speaking in a low tone, and with a tremulous earnestness that rendered his speech peculiarly emphatic -- 'I am anxious to have painted the portrait of one who is -- who was -- very very dear to me, immediately -- _immediately_, for a few hours may make such a performance impossible."