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  • adj. Common misspelling of instantaneous.

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Examples

  • This is true, but the transition from disequilibrium to equilibrium is by no means instaneous, nor without consequences, as you may well appreciate if you stand under the rock.

    Roll Over, Ricardo, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • America is an instaneous gratification and a use once – throw away society.

    Ron Paul: the revolution lives on

  • Unfortunately, the instaneous feedback they get on blogs only makes it worse.

    McCain Just After 9/11: "Next Up, Baghdad!"

  • Hey, I for one felt the ‘instaneous surge’ of positive earth energy.

    You Want Me to Do *What* for Peace!? | Mind on Fire

  • Others might doubt whether we really have empirical access to history: are instaneous properties, including records and memories, not the only things we observe?

    Modal Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics

  • Hegerl replied saying that Tom might be able to help but that he had had a disk failure lately so it might not be instaneous.

    Hegerl Proxies: #1 – Mann PC1 « Climate Audit

  • Minerva, she cannot lay claim to an instaneous existence,15 yet in less than the space of16 two centuries, the feeble colonies scattered on her coast had merged17 into a great and mighty Republic unparalleled in its growth — unrivalled in its system of civil polity — unequalled in the equity of its laws — and unsurpassed in the happiness of its people.

    "Rise and Destiny of the Union," Senior Speech of Eli. W. Hall, March 1847

  • Dialing a phone number is something that even in the old days of operator switchboard connections was instaneous: you either told the operator the number or you put your finger in the rotary hole or hit the keypad.

    PC Authority

  • The establishment of NAMA, which was nothing more than a get out of jail free card for the financial losers of the Celtic Paper Tiger, has foisted massive debt onto the Irish nation in an almost instaneous fashion.

    Notes On The Front

  • The automatic wouldn't be our preference - the slick manual is more rewarding from both a tactile and a financial standpoint - but we couldn't fault its logic and its response is instaneous.

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