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instantly adv
1 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!" [syn: immediately, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, in real time, like a shot]
2 without any delay; "he was killed outright" [syn: instantaneously, outright, in a flash]

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  • Albanian: menjëherë
  • Finnish: välittömästi, heti
  • Romanian: instant

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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