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[streyt-wey] /ˈstreɪtˌweɪ/
Origin of straightway
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at straight, way1 Unabridged
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  • straightway, he set his snares, being himself already limed.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • straightway Stineli placed a present for the child before him.

    Rico and Wiseli Johanna Spyri
  • Leopold straightway quitted the army, and returned to Austria.

  • He has had much to embitter him,' he murmured, and straightway fainted again.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • straightway he had forgotten his own words, nor did he ever afterwards know that he had used them.

    Bride of the Mistletoe James Lane Allen
  • Here the spell of one sorceress can straightway be offset by that of her sister.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • This frightened him, and straightway he resolved to see no more of Kate.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • And straightway "a stormont" became the polite word for a lie.

    Benjamin Franklin Paul Elmer More
  • His answer was an angry growl, and straightway two men sprang forward.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • But for that, it was likely Hogan would have straightway dismissed him.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for straightway


(archaic) at once
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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