immediately (not comparable)
- In an immediate manner; instantly or without delay.
I hope we can begin immediately.
1967, Sleigh, Barbara, Jessamy, 1993 edition, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 340 19547 9, page 96:
- His unruly hair was slicked down with water, and as Jessamy introduced him to Miss Brindle his face assumed a cherubic innocence which would immediately have aroused the suspicions of anyone who knew him.
2011 November 12, “International friendly: England 1-0 Spain”, in BBC Sport:
- Spain failed to move through the gears despite exerting control for lengthy spells and a measure of perspective must be applied immediately to the outcome.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:immediately.
- See also Thesaurus:quickly
in an immediate manner
- Indicates that the dependent clause describes something that occurs immediately after the independent clause's referent does.