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Definitions of instantly

  1. without delay; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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!" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. Without the least delay or interval; at once; immediately. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. With urgency or importunity; earnestly; pressingly. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. At once; without delay. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. On the instant or moment: immediately: (B.) importunately, zealously. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. On the instant; immediately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Immediately; eagerly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for instantly

  1. The fall hurt me but little, and almost instantly I was on my feet. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  2. Instantly his voice came to her. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
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