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directly

[ dih-rekt-lee, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈrɛkt li, daɪ- /
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adverb
conjunction
as soon as: Directly he arrived, he mentioned the subject.

OTHER WORDS FOR directly

6 straightforwardly, freely, plainly, unreservedly.
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Origin of directly

First recorded in 1350–1400, directly is from the Middle English word directli. See direct, -ly

synonym study for directly

2. See immediately.
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How to use directly in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for directly

directly
/ (dɪˈrɛktlɪ, daɪ-) /

adverb
in a direct manner
at once; without delay
(foll by before or after) immediately; just
conjunction
(subordinating) as soon aswe left directly the money arrived
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