instantly
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɪnstəntli/
Adverb

instantly (not comparable)

  1. At once; without delay. [from 16th c.]
    When the neighbours' dog barked, ours instantly replied with a howl.
  2. (archaic) Urgently; with insistence. [from 15th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 27, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      Theoxena although she were instantly urged thereunto, could never be induced to marry againe.
  3. (obsolete) At the same time.
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