Definitions for instantly
ˈɪn stənt liin·stant·ly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word instantly.
immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb
without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
"he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"
instantaneously, outright, instantly, in a flashadverb
without any delay
"he was killed outright"
Urgently; with insistence.
At once; without delay.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: instanter, Latin.
In a great whale, the sense and the affects of any one part of the body instantly make a transcursion throughout the whole body. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. cent. x.
Sleep instantly fell on me. John Milton.
As several winds arise,
Just so their natures alter instantly. Thomas May, Virgil.
Instantly refers to happening or done immediately or without any delay. It can also refer to the immediate occurrence of an event or action.
without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately
with urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'instantly' in Adverbs Frequency: #334
The numerical value of instantly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of instantly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
The door of this sort of ranch house opened and there was that smile, and, of course, I fell instantly in love.
Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
One young black female took a step off( the curb) and the cop kind of took that, I guess,' sideways.' Instantly, a white man kind of came to Joyce Beatty defense and then was instantly body-slammed to the ground. Joyce Beatty runs out into the street to hold back the cop and the protesters. Another cop comes up with his bike and pushes Joyce Beatty out of the way... and then it's naturally getting heated... that one cop pulls, I don't know why he does it, he pulls out his Mace and does what he does.
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
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- okamžitě, ihnedCzech
- στη στιγμήGreek
- al instante, al tiro, al hiloSpanish
- välittömästi, oitis, oikopäätä, hetiFinnish
- anns a' bhad, gu grad, sa bhadScottish Gaelic
- od razuPolish
- derhâl, anında, hemen, tezdenTurkish
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