forthwith

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adverb forth·with \(ˌ)fȯrth-ˈwith also -ˈwith\

Definition of forthwith

Examples of forthwith in a Sentence

  1. The court ordered the company to cease operations forthwith.

  2. if the fire alarm rings, leave the building forthwith

First Known Use of forthwith

14th century


FORTHWITH Defined for English Language Learners

forthwith

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adverb

Definition of forthwith for English Language Learners

  • : without delay


FORTHWITH Defined for Kids

forthwith

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adverb forth·with \fȯrth-ˈwith, -ˈwith\

Definition of forthwith for Students

  1. :  without delay :  immediately left forthwith



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