instantly instantly  /ˈɪn stənt li/


  1. (adv) without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  2. (adv) without any delay


  1. The endearing figure of his Little Tramp was instantly recognizable around the globe and brought laughter to millions.
  2. Keep Safe A wood worker's dream: A table saw that automatically senses soft flesh and instantly stops.
  3. This car could not have been more instantly hated if it had a Swastika tattoo on its forehead.


  1. I Can't Imagine a Wound Horrifying Enough to Justify This Piranha Clamp

    Looking like a cross between a piranha's jaws and an extra-large office binder clip, the ITClamp is designed to almost instantly close a severely hemorrhaging wound when there's no time, or no one around, to apply staples or stitches. Primarily targeted at battlefield scenarios where wounds need to be dealt with as quickly as possible, the ITClamp also seems like a useful addition to a first aid ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  2. Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One

    Microsoft promises the Xbox One will be more than just a game console, but a 'living room' with a TV tuner and cable box. Users will be able to switch between watching TV and gaming instantly through the Kinect device.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Randy Morris: Jack of all district trades

    Every day he goes to work, Randy Morris instantly turns into a “jack of all trades” and a man with many titles. First, he is the superintendent of Kingsburg Joint Union High School District. S…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Kingsburg Recorder


  1. "Ed instantly got a little twinge - you could see it," Nye said. "My system, being 15 years younger, has a couple of nice little features that he doesn't have."
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Bill Nye Source: Newsweek

  2. "I was in doubt, but I knew it and I worked as hard as I could to prove myself," Montolivo said. "Things can completely turn around instantly in football and you should never be surprised."
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Riccardo Montolivo Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "We would have investigated this claim instantly, if it had been brought to our attention. She chose to make this about money and about a lawsuit, and we'll deal with that," France said. "So far, we have found she just didn't report anything...
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Brian France Source: USA Today

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