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- 1. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot
- usage: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
- 2. instantaneously, outright, instantly, in a flash
- usage: without any delay; "he was killed outright"
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