from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In a direct course: plunged straightway to the rocks below.
- adv. Without delay; at once: Straightway a storm began to brew.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A straight section of a racetrack.
- adv. directly
- adv. at once
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Immediately; without loss of time; without delay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Immediately; forthwith; without loss of time; without delay.
- Permitting something, as a fluid, to pass without changes of direction: used of valves or fittings for pipe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. at once
- adv. in a direct course
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Here was adventure, something to do with head and hand, a world to conquer — and straightway from the back of his consciousness rushed the thought, CONQUERING, TO WIN TO HER, THAT
The word straightway means immediately; that is, as soon as the fragments were gathered up.
Here was adventure, something to do with head and hand, a world to conquer - and straightway from the back of his consciousness rushed the thought, CONQUERING, TO WIN TO HER, THAT
The Ursuline nuns, to whose school she was sent, took the precaution, after her mother's death, of having her baptized straightway into the Catholic faith, and she made her _première communion_ in their church.
Then he restored the coin straightway to the Sultan and we left the youth in durance vile; whilst I said to my slave who had taken the money,
25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist.
The margrave's kindred from the Hunnish land called straightway for their swords and shields, and would fain have done Folker to death.
The friends of the Hunnish Margrave called straightway for their swords and their shields, that they might kill Folker.
He loosed his sword straightway, and laid down his quiver.
Give it me again of thy grace, and tell me thy name straightway, that I may give thee a strangers gift, wherein thou mayest be glad.
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