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forthwith

[fawrth-with, -with , fohrth-] /ˌfɔrθˈwɪθ, -ˈwɪð, ˌfoʊrθ-/
adverb
1.
immediately; at once; without delay:
Any official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.
Origin of forthwith
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see forth, with
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  • Negotiations were forthwith opened for connecting the convents with the art schools.

    Reviews Oscar Wilde
  • This was done, and forthwith all distinctions became doubtful.

    The Common Law Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • Abdullah was only too happy, and forthwith appeared outside, dressed in the very height of Arab fashion, and as gay as could be.

  • This having been arranged, preparations were forthwith made for leaving.

    Across the Spanish Main Harry Collingwood
  • Opportunities for the experiment being at this time abundantly afforded, he forthwith prepared himself for this trial of skill.

    Memorials of the Sea William Scoresby
  • Hailing that as the best of signs, he took her forthwith back to Mildenham.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • If his friends gave him an asylum in their houses, 20 those houses were forthwith turned into bagnios and taverns.

    Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for forthwith

forthwith

/ˌfɔːθˈwɪθ; -ˈwɪð/
adverb
1.
at once; immediately
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Word Origin and History for forthwith

c.1200 (prep); early 14c. (adv.), from forth + with. The Old English equivalent was forð mid.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for forthwith

forthwith

noun

An order to report immediately (1950s+ Police)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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