the state, condition, or quality of being immediate.
Often immediacies. an immediate need: the immediacies of everyday living.
immediate presence of an object of knowledge to the mind, without any distortions, inferences, or interpretations, and without involvement of any intermediate agencies.
the direct content of the mind as distinguished from representation or cognition.
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How to use immediacy in a sentence
Dressed in street clothes, he brings vibrancy and an immediacy to the unadorned, moodily lit space.‘Catastrophist’ offers lessons from a pre-COVID plague | Patrick Folliard | February 5, 2021 | Washington Blade
So, the debates about early reading instruction have a renewed immediacy.Is there really a ‘science of reading’ that tells us exactly how to teach kids to read? | Valerie Strauss | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
This immediacy and authenticity is the reason Gilles Poupardin created Cappuccino.
Their first-person accounts have an immediacy that’s unusual in speeches at national meets, where competitors minted at summer debate camps tend to approach their topics with analytical detachment.‘I’m Going to Say It From the Heart.’ America’s Reckoning on Race Has Come to High School Speech and Debate | Brian Seto McGrath | December 25, 2020 | Time
Developments like “buy online pick up in store” are strategic hybrids that combine e-commerce with the immediacy of local stores.Majority of chains call local-digital marketing an ‘untapped opportunity’ | Greg Sterling | August 12, 2020 | Search Engine Land
More than anything else, what the first person perspective adds is a sense of immediacy.I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’ | Alec Kubas-Meyer | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Internet of Things promises to bring a new immediacy to the consumer experience.
The barrage and immediacy of these images magnifies these horrors.
The only difference between then and now is the immediacy of the access.
It is that sense of immediacy, even in novels about the past, that you get from his fiction.Peter Matthiessen Was One of the Greatest Writers of a Great Generation | Malcolm Jones | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such a play has an immediacy and liveness that strongly appeals to those who delight to image forth the past.The City Bride (1696) | Joseph Harris
But not all his followers had charged with his own bold immediacy.The Devil's Asteroid | Manly Wade Wellman
Answer: If the school is ever really owned by the public, they will be discharged from public life with extraordinary immediacy.The Women of Tomorrow | William Hard
Dead flesh it seems, with not a dream to bring Visions that better warm immediacy.The Burning Wheel | Aldous Huxley
It is sufficient for us to know that he overcame the world, that the Godhead dwelt in a form of immediacy within his soul.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy | W. Tudor Jones