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straightway

[ streyt-wey ]
/ ˈstreɪtˌweɪ /
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adverb

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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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British Dictionary definitions for straightway

straightway
/ (ˈstreɪtˌweɪ) /

adverb

archaic at once
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