without lapse of time; without delay; instantly; at once: Please telephone him immediately.
with no object or space intervening.
closely: immediately in the vicinity.
without intervening medium or agent; concerning or affecting directly.
Chiefly British. the moment that; as soon as.
- qua·si-im·me·di·ate·ly, adverb
- un·im·me·di·ate·ly, adverb
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How to use immediately in a sentence
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If for any reason your monthly payments stop, call your Social Security office immediately.Hints From Heloise: New scam tied to coronavirus pandemic | Heloise Heloise | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Board Chair Ricardy Anderson did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.Faith leaders criticize Fairfax school board for delaying vote on adding four religious holidays to calendar | Hannah Natanson | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
For people who might be a little hesitant, to see their pastor get vaccinated builds that trust immediately.Churches pair up with clinics to deliver coronavirus vaccine to those who need it most | Jenna Portnoy | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Tidd is one of many people in the autistic community who saw two leaked scenes and immediately recognized in those acted-out moments the potential for real-life harm.The very real, very painful reasons the autistic community demanded two restraint scenes be removed from Sia’s new film ‘Music’ | Theresa Vargas | February 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Lucas answered immediately when asked why he wanted to join the NYPD.
They all immediately dashed out to their car to catch the bad guys.
Thankfully there were no casualties—the driver managed to stop the train immediately.
Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee.
Most people, however, understood the significance of the photo immediately-- especially those who share my skin.
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
Miss Smith immediately rises from the table, puts up her dear little mouth to her papa to be kissed.Physiology of The Opera | John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
While Louis was reading these dispatches, he received a summons from Elizabeth, to attend her immediately.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
His little band was almost immediately surrounded by the enemy.
immediately Messa went up the stairs, and safely reached a large room where two candles were burning on a buffet.
British Dictionary definitions for immediately
without delay or intervention; at once; instantly: it happened immediately
very closely or directly: this immediately concerns you
near or close by: he's somewhere immediately in this area
(subordinating) mainly British at the same time as; as soon as: immediately he opened the door, there was a gust of wind
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