immediately immediately  /ɪ ˈmi di ət li/


  1. (adv) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  2. (adv) near or close by
  3. (adv) bearing an immediate relation


  1. For those who can't get insurance because of pre-existing conditions, a catastrophic-care fund would immediately be set up to provide coverage.
  2. So Phillips again beat the drums for a strike, demanding that Alomar serve his suspension immediately instead of at the start of next season.
  3. Seichas in Russian means immediately.


  1. Bulgaria media mogul elected security chief

    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian parliament's quick appointment of a legislator and media mogul to head the country's security service sparked massive protests Friday and prompted the president to demand the decision be immediately reversed.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. In Syria, Go Big or Stay Home

    Immediately after Susan Rice was named U.S. national security advisor and Samantha Power was tapped as America's next ambassador to the United Nations, Washington had a simple question: Could the Obama administration's two newest liberal hawks mold U.S. foreign policy?
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Foreign Relations

  3. Mesilla enacts burn ban

    LAS CRUCES - Effective immediately and until further notice, a ban on open burning within the town of Mesilla is in place.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Las Cruces Sun-News


  1. "I would order the secretary of Treasury to immediately buy up the bad home-loan mortgages in America and renegotiate at the new value of those homes," McCain said tonight during their second debate, a town hall-style forum at Belmont University...
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Bloomberg

  2. President Bachelet said: "People should remain calm. We're doing everything we can with all the forces we have. Any information [we have] we will share immediately."
    on Feb 27, 2010 By: Michelle Bachelet Source: The Guardian

  3. "We've gone through a very tough year and I've been working Congress very hard, so I know there may not be an appetite immediately to dive into another controversial issue," he said of immigration reform.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: TIME (blog)

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incipient incipient
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