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instantly

[in-stuh nt-lee] /ˈɪn stənt li/
adverb
1.
immediately; at once.
2.
conjunction
3.
as soon as; directly:
I recognized her instantly she entered the room.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see instant, -ly
Synonyms
1. forthwith. See immediately.
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Examples for instantly
  • Check in at our favorite weekend hotels and you're instantly on vacation.
  • Picking an eye-grabbing fabric for the upholstery instantly updated the piece.
  • Secondhand furniture that's seen better days can be instantly revived with a coat of bright paint.
  • It started instantly for me, and its one-touch blade-height adjustment was remarkably easy to use.
  • Furthermore, none of these three terms can be altered without the equality being instantly destroyed.
  • The sacred lance instantly punished his frailty, spontaneously falling upon him, and inflicting a deep wound.
  • He made a sign, and instantly four-and-twenty soldiers drew up round the new-comers.
  • And she instantly laid it aside and got another, though she would not have a new one.
  • His book instantly became popular, and it so remained, as twenty-three editions and translations bear witness.
  • Remove saucepan from fire, and place in larger pan of cold water to instantly stop boiling.
British Dictionary definitions for instantly

instantly

/ˈɪnstəntlɪ/
adverb
1.
immediately; at once
2.
(archaic) urgently or insistently
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