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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Definitions for forthwith

  1. immediately; at once; without delay: Any official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith.

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Citations for forthwith
Jurgis would clap him upon the back, in his hearty way, crying "Come now, brother, give us a tune." And then Tamoszius' face would light up and he would get out his fiddle, tuck it under his chin, and play. And forthwith the soul of him would flame up and become eloquent ... Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, 1906
She bade me tell you to come yourself. In obedience to her commands, I do hereby require you to pack yourself up, and proceed forthwith to Grey Abbey. Anthony Trollope, The Kellys and the O'Kellys, 1848
Origin of forthwith
1250-1300
Forthwith entered English in the 1400s. The prepositional phrase forth with was in use in Middle English.