Definition of Instantly

1. Adverb. Without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening. "Come here now!"




2. Adverb. Without any delay. "He was killed outright"
Exact synonyms: In A Flash, Instantaneously, Outright
Partainyms: Instantaneous

Definition of Instantly

1. adv. Without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately.

Definition of Instantly

1. Adverb. (archaic) Urgently; with insistence. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Adverb. At once; without delay. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Instantly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Instantly

instantaneous rate
instantaneous sound pressure
instantaneous vector
instantaneous velocity
instantaneously
instantaneousness
instanter
instantiable
instantiate
instantiated
instantiates
instantiating
instantiation
instantiations
instantlie
instantly (current term)
instantness
instantnesses
instanton
instantonic
instantons
instants
instarred
instarring
instars
instate
instated
instates
instating

Literary usage of Instantly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"The pecking started instantly: "Cy says you had lots of fun at the picnic yesterday. Did you enjoy it?" "Oh yes. I raced Cy at swimming. He beat me badly. ..."

2. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"... perceiving her danger, instantly plunged in to her relief, and, with some difficulty, brought her in safety to the opposite shore. ..."

3. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1920)
"Becoming instantly aware of what the thing was, he had my sister and me called, and pointing it out to us children, gave me a great box on the ears, ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"Edward instantly threatened vengeance, and Warwick and his confederates met at Worcester to concert measures for their mutual defence (té. ii. 182). ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... and that this numerous detachment, the strength of the Gallic army, should instantly begin their march, and exert their utmost diligence to arrive, ..."

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