[fawrth-with, -with , fohrth-]
- immediately; at once; without delay: Any official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.
Origin of forthwith
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Examples from the Web for forthwith
In the meantime, Chief Reznick needs to supply these names, forthwith, and explain what the hell he thought he was doing.Small Town Keeps Cops Secret From...ISIS
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He retired to his house in Gadshill in Kent and forthwith started writing Drood.Book Bag: Actor Simon Callow’s Favorite Dickens Novels
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Forthwith a few examples, in no particular order of eminence.The Best Stoner Novels
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And forthwith, as one who may not be resisted, he swept up the cards and began to shuffle.Way of the Lawless
I blamed him for leaving him, and ordered him to find him forthwith on foot.
Yet, despite his chagrin, he realized that he could not send her from him forthwith.
Forthwith, Burke set out to make the most of this favorable opportunity.
At all events, I repeat my wish that you should come to her forthwith.Night and Morning, Complete
- at once; immediately
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Word Origin and History for forthwith
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