[ streyt-wey ]


Origin of straightway

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

Words Nearby straightway Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use straightway in a sentence

  • "Very well," said the other, handing him a check for twenty-five dollars as a retainer, and straightway left the office.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • When the English servant takes up hers, she straightway goes and buys a new hat to get photographed in it.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
  • And straightway I saw that the insect stretched forth its slender arm toward Heaven; mysterious, mute, earnest, it was praying.

    Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
  • When he returned to France he straightway engaged in new efforts for the cause of liberty.

  • With that I took the men straightway to the king, bidding the house-carles hold their peace awhile.

    A Prince of Cornwall | Charles W. Whistler

British Dictionary definitions for straightway


/ (ˈstreɪtˌweɪ) /

  1. archaic at once

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