American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Without delay.
- adv. Without an intermediary; directly: met with the parties immediately involved in the suit.
- conj. As soon as; directly: They phoned immediately they reached home.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an immediate manner; without the intervention of anything; proximately; directly.
- Without lapse of time; without delay; instantly.
- Synonyms Instantaneously, promptly, forthwith, straightway.
- adv. In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay.
- conj. Indicates that the dependent clause describes something that occurs immediately after the independent clause's referent does.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to
- adv. Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.
- adv. As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
- adv. without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
- adv. near or close by
- adv. bearing an immediate relation
- immediate + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Of course Obama could not have pre-mobilized before the spill had he done so immediately no engineer on the planet believed what BP was saying, plus there *should* have at least been an inspector *immediately* dispatched to verify, but they should have had resources going out withing 14 days.”
“The real table, if there is one, is not _immediately_ known to us at all, but must be an inference from what is immediately known.”
“I am anxious,' continued the gentleman, speaking in a low tone, and with a tremulous earnestness that rendered his speech peculiarly emphatic -- 'I am anxious to have painted the portrait of one who is -- who was -- very very dear to me, immediately -- _immediately_, for a few hours may make such a performance impossible.”
“The principle is assumed, that because certain men ought to abandon every sin immediately, therefore, certain other men are bound _immediately_ to try and make them do it.”
“Mr. Huggins was ordered to start serving his term immediately, while Messrs.”
“I kicked Milan under the table and her expression immediately registered her confusion.”
“The new CFO takes the title immediately, and Mr. Atkins' retirement will follow an unpaid leave of absence, which is not typical," wrote Mr. Siefers.”
“Johnson began his term immediately after the death of John F. Kennedy, and as a result had pretty high poll numbers for his entire first term, which only lasted a little over a year.”
“The name immediately felt weird in my mouth, in my ears.”
“This sacred phrase continues to emphasize the phrase immediately before lian xin bu dong.”
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