Definition of 'instantly'
Example sentences containing 'instantly'
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He suffered a brain injury and would have died instantly or within an hour. The Sun (2017)This can look exactly like a stroke but is cured almost instantly by an urgent dose of glucose. The Sun (2016)One American died instantly and the other two died in hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You almost become sober instantly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And, of course, the style is instantly recognisable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This "absurdly simple contrivance" almost instantly transformed southern agriculture. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)They claim that people who go within five miles of a reactor die of leukaemia instantly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The songs are enjoyable in the moment but instantly forgettable. The Sun (2013)Familiar in the sense that his features were instantly recognisable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The victim is said to have died instantly. The Sun (2014)The rest was instantly forgettable apart from one odd episode in the first half. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The biker got up almost instantly and seemed unharmed. POSITIVELY FEARLESS: Breaking free of the fears that hold you back (2001)The shrapnel pierced his heart and lungs and he died almost instantly. The Sun (2008)That was the sum of it in an instantly forgettable first half. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The pilot and nose gunner were killed instantly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Almost all the addresses are instantly forgettable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The bodies of people killed instantly showed no signs of stress. Coping with Angina (1990)This is carried out almost instantly. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Almost instantly the roadblocks were removed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Women know instantly when you're looking. The Sun (2014)She wants to do the right thing, but doesn't always instantly know what that is. Christianity Today (2000)While some are instantly recognisable for what they are, others could seem unwelcome, if not a disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Both have brought new ideas to the game and become household names in their adopted country, not least thanks to instantly recognisable voices rarely off the airwaves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That meant using different literature to appeal to different groups of people - but it had to be instantly recognisable as coming from Camelot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Synonyms of 'instantly'
immediately, at once, straight away, now
Trends of 'instantly'
In Common Usage. instantly is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'instantly'
British English: instantly /ˈɪnstəntlɪ/ ADVERB
If something happens instantly, it happens immediately.
She instantly recognised him.
- American English: instantly
- Arabic: سَرِيعَاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: imediatamente
- Chinese: 立即地
- Croatian: odmah
- Czech: okamžitě
- Danish: øjeblikkeligt
- Dutch: onmiddellijk
- European Spanish: al instante
- Finnish: välittömästi
- French: instantanément
- German: augenblicklich
- Greek: αμέσως
- Italian: immediatamente
- Japanese: 即座に
- Korean: 즉시
- Norwegian: umiddelbart
- Polish: nagle
- European Portuguese: imediatamente
- Romanian: instant
- Russian: мгновенно
- Spanish: al instante
- Swedish: omedelbart
- Thai: อย่างทันทีทันใด
- Turkish: anında
- Ukrainian: негайно
- Vietnamese: lập tức
Definition of instantly from the Collins English Dictionary
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