forthwith

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forthwith, short for forthwithal, forthwithall (immediately, at once, forthwith). More at forthwithal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪð
  • Rhymes: -ɪθ
  • (US) IPA(key): /fɔɹθˈwɪθ/

Adverb[edit]

forthwith (not comparable)

  1. immediately; without delay
    • 1885Gilbert & Sullivan, The Mikado
      So he decreed, in words succinct,
      That all who flirted, leered or winked
      (Unless connubially linked),
      Should forthwith be beheaded.

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