Examples of forthwith in a Sentence
The court ordered the company to cease operations forthwith.
if the fire alarm rings, leave the building forthwith
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The Trump administration, in marked contrast, could answer all these questions forthwith.
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First Known Use of forthwith
Synonymsbang, directly, immediately, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, PDQ, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightway
Related Wordsaway, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonably
Near Antonymsslowly; late, tardily
FORTHWITH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of forthwith for English Language Learners
: without delay
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