forthwith

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forth-with (at once, immediately; at the same time, already; straight ahead) [and other forms], partly from the phrase forth with (something),[1] and partly from forth-with-al, furth-with-al (at once, immediately; together with) (whence forthwithal).[2][3]

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forthwith (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly formal, literary) Without delay; immediately. [from early 14th c.]
    Synonyms: (archaic) forthwithal; see also Thesaurus:immediately

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References[edit]

  1. ^ fō̆rth-with, adv.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  2. ^ fō̆rth-with-al, adv.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
  3. ^ forthwith, adv.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1897; “forthwith, adv.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.