immediately

Definitions

  • Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth
    Immediately a genie of enormous size rose out of the earth
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv immediately 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!"
    • adv immediately near or close by "he passed immediately behind her"
    • adv immediately bearing an immediate relation "this immediately concerns your future"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Silk was developed in China were it was kept a secret for more than two thousands years. Anyone found trying to smuggle silkworm eggs or cocoons out of the country was immediately put to death
    • Immediately As soon as. Cf. Directly, 8, Note.
    • Immediately In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to mediately; as, immediately contiguous. "God's acceptance of it either immediately by himself, or mediately by the hands of the bishop."
    • Immediately Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once. "And Jesus . . . touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: 'Crack Cocaine' is still cocaine. It is simply a different chemical process applied to cocaine powder that allows cocaine to be smokeable. This means that the 'high' from Crack Cocaine is much stronger and more immediate (taking about 8 seconds to reach the brain); and also shorter lived then from the powder.
    • immediately In an immediate manner; without the intervention of anything; proximately; directly.
    • immediately Without lapse of time; without delay; instantly.
    • immediately Synonyms Instantaneously, promptly, forthwith, straightway.
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Quotations

  • Albert Einstein
    Albert%20Einstein
    “But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.”
  • Tom Stoppard
    Tom%20Stoppard
    “I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.”
  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become.”
  • Sam Slick
    Sam Slick
    “Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right; immediately.”
  • Sir James Goldsmith
    Sir James Goldsmith
    “Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.”
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador%20Dali
    “I seated ugliness on my knee, and almost immediately grew tired of it.”

Usage

In literature:

Looking in his canoe, he saw his war-club, with which he immediately struck the heart of the fish.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
The Town Major is immediately to disperse these orders.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
Immediately the watch was set: and immediately the reports began to come in.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
Immediately he divined who was the horseman.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
It must be answered immediately!
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
On leaving Lahmari we immediately had a steep rise to 9600 feet.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A lay-sister who only brought me my allowance of diet at the set hours immediately went off again.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
The desertion was discovered immediately.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The first course of action may, for the moment, be immediately attractive and stimulating.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
This liberality alarmed the persecutors, who commanded him to give an immediate account to the emperor of the church treasures.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
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In poetry:

And when old Kruger saw Lord Roberts he shook with fright,
Then he immediately disguised himself and took to flight,
Leaving his poor wife in Pretoria behind,
But the British troops have treated her very kind.
"Lord Robert's Triumphal Entry into Pretoria" by William Topaz McGonagall
As soon as Nelson perceived the position of the enemy,
His active mind soon formed a plan immediately;
As the plan he thought best, as far as he could see,
Was to anchor his ships on the quarter of each of the enemy.
"The Battle Of The Nile" by William Topaz McGonagall
And when he reached the door he knocked like a brave gallant
And the door was answered by her lady servant,
Then he told the servant Madame Malibran he wished to see
And the servant said, oh yes, I'll tell her immediately.
"Little Pierre's Song" by William Topaz McGonagall
'Twas on a sunny morning, and clear to the view,
Captain Ward the close attention of his men he drew:
Look ! he cried, there's two Frenchmen of war on our right,
Therefore, prepare my men immediately to commence the fight.
"Bill Bowls the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall
And the poor women and children were chilled to the heart,
And crying aloud for their husbands to come and take their part;
While the officers and crew did their duty manfully,
By launching the boats immediately into the sea.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Mohegan'" by William Topaz McGonagall
Then into the jolly-boat and lifeboat jumped fifteen men in all,
And immediately the steamer foundered, which did their hearts appal,
As the good ship sank beneath the briny wave,
But they thanked God fervently that did them save.
"The Collision in the English Channel" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Effective immediately, Wyoming elk hunters can now have up to three elk licenses in select elk hunt areas across the state.
But by her mid-30's, when she realized that marriage was not in her immediate future, she decided to become a mother.
Almost immediately after the attacks, some opportunistic company began marketing Old Glory pin-and-sticker kits incessantly on CNN.
No other details were immediately available.
Boston, MA (September 11, 2009) — Cakewalk announces immediate availability of new Snow Leopard Mac Operating System (version 10.6) device drivers for the V-Studio 100 portable music production system.
The big Caprices were immediate hits and for 1966 production totals shot up to about 181,000 units — impressive for a second-year car that had plenty of competition even from its own Chevy family.
According to reports, a reckless driver had hit a parked car and then struck a house immediately thereafter.
They're rich as the Tennessee soil where she was raised, and as immediate as southern gospel.
There was no immediate assertion of responsibility for the attack, which killed 35 people and injured 86, 40 of them critically.
Beleaguered Coliseum Books founder George Leibson is urging bummed-out supporters of the bankrupt bookstore to seek immediate retail therapy.
Immediately following World War II, the Pope was hailed by the Jewish community for his help against Nazis throughout World War II.
To no one's surprise, the way to successfully navigate the HVAC distribution channel is to have parts that are readily available for immediate shipment.
Leaders in the energy sector discuss the best solutions to our immediate and future energy problems.
Doors open at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm immediately followed by the performance.
Descriptions of the men were not immediately available.
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In science:

The following lemma is an immediate consequence of axiom (A7).
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
If α = β , then it follows immediately from Lemma 3.5 that α is a sextactic point.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Theorem A.1 will immediately follow from a result on curves on S 2 .
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
Parts (ii) and (iii) follow immediately from the coupling of random-cluster and Potts models underlying Propositions 2.2 and 2.3.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
The relation “being (∆, k)-nb-s” is the closure of being an “immediate (∆, k)-nb” to an equivalence relation.
Classification theory for theories with NIP - a modest beginning
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