instanter

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instanter (not comparable)

  1. immediately; instantly; without delay
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, p.9:
      They lifted him onto the deck where he lay in his wet seersucker suit and his lemoncolored socks, leering walleyed up at the workers with the hook in his face like some gross water homunculus taken in trolling that the light of God's day had stricken dead instanter.

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Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

īnstanter (comparative īnstantius, superlative īnstantissimē)

  1. urgently, insistently
  2. vehemently, violently

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