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[fawrth-with, -with , fohrth-] /ˌfɔrθˈwɪθ, -ˈwɪð, ˌfoʊrθ-/
immediately; at once; without delay:
Any official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.
Origin of forthwith
1250-1300; Middle English; see forth, with Unabridged
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  • And this detailed information should be made available to the public forthwith.
  • Let's break down the walls of the old clubs and colleges and give them entry forthwith.
  • But it should not automatically mean that manned spaceflight be scrapped forthwith.
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  • Ships should keep away from sensitive areas, which should be so designated forthwith.
  • As for those anarchist miscreants convicted of public order offences, their benefit ought to be stopped forthwith.
  • Rajah decides that they shall be delighted and forthwith hands them the disturbing piece of paper.
  • She said the same thing, but that a decision was coming forthwith.
  • If it is not buried again forthwith, the consequences will be dire.
  • Other people interviewed simply said the ban was a silly anachronism and should be dropped forthwith.
British Dictionary definitions for forthwith


/ˌfɔːθˈwɪθ; -ˈwɪð/
at once; immediately
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for forthwith

c.1200 (prep); early 14c. (adv.), from forth + with. The Old English equivalent was forð mid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for forthwith



An order to report immediately (1950s+ Police)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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