Im*me"di*ate*ly (?), adv.

1.

In an immediate manner; without intervention of any other person or thing; proximately; directly; -- opposed to mediately; as, immediately contiguous.

God's acceptance of it either immediately by himself, or mediately by the hands of the bishop. South.

2.

Without interval of time; without delay; promptly; instantly; at once.

And Jesus . . . touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matt. viii. 3.

3.

As soon as. Cf. Directly,

8, Note.

Syn. -- Directly; instantly; quickly; forthwith; straightway; presently. See Directly.

 

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