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[streyt-wey] /ˈstreɪtˌweɪ/
Origin of straightway
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English; see straight, way1 Unabridged
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  • The frogs applauded the speech of their king, and straightway they went to their armor and their weapons.
  • She has sinned, but the sin leads her straightway to a larger life.
  • Mulligan straightway entered the suit which was tried and adjudged against him yesterday.
  • straightway the door opened, and a shriveled, shabby dwarf entered.
  • And straightway all her polka-dots began a lively dance.
  • He straightway sought his intimate and confidential friend of three weeks standing.
British Dictionary definitions for straightway


(archaic) at once
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