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  1. straightaway.
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Origin of straightway

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at straight, way1
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Historical Examples of straightway

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for straightway


  1. archaic at once
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