forthwith

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

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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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But more than a few viewers will nonetheless chuckle in grim amusement and resolve to liquidate their own social-media profiles forthwith. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "Claire Foy plays a woman in peril in Steven Soderbergh's smart, unnerving psychothriller 'Unsane'," 22 Mar. 2018 The General Secretary would like a recording of the performance and is sending men over to retrieve it forthwith. Christopher Orr, The Atlantic, "The Death of Stalin Is a Wicked Farce," 16 Mar. 2018 Any thought that the romantic and feminine atmosphere might change to accommodate the boys' tastes should be dismissed forthwith. Richard E. Farley, Town & Country, "Now That The Four Seasons Is Closing, Where Will the Power Lunch Crowd Go Next?," 26 July 2015 The Trump administration, in marked contrast, could answer all these questions forthwith. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Why Doesn’t Trump Just Unmask the Unmasking?," 3 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of forthwith

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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forthwith

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of forthwith

: without delay

forthwith

adverb
forth·​with | \fȯrth-ˈwit͟h, -ˈwith\

Kids Definition of forthwith

: without delay : immediately left forthwith

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