right away


Definition of right away

: without delay or hesitation : immediately

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Examples of right away in a Sentence

you need to have this fixed right away

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But that still might not increase adoption, at least right away. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "It’s time to get over how much we hate annuities," 3 June 2019 Some of us can’t do that right away, and that’s okay. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Joanne Ramos Wants 'The Farm' to Make You Feel Uncomfortable," 27 May 2019 Our server, clearly versed in the vicissitudes of dining with children, puts those orders in right away. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Quick Bite: At The Wellington in Belmont, a family-friendly night out," 21 June 2018 Of course, many Instagram followers guessed it right away—the extra-long ponytail was a good tip. Emily Farra, Vogue, "Ariana Grande Is Givenchy’s Newest Face," 10 May 2019 Start at the bottom and -- and work up to a head of state meeting as opposed to giving them the worry of that right away? CNN, "READ: The White House's background briefing on the North Korea Summit," 27 May 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn't go on their honeymoon right away. Victoria Rodriguez, Seventeen, "Here's Everything We Know About Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Relationship So Far," 31 May 2018 The takeaway was: when the screen's off, there's probably not much that needs to happen right away. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "“P is for Power”—Android engineers talk battery life improvements in Android P," 1 Aug. 2018 Then there are practical reasons for not taking the wheel right away — if ever. Margaret Coker, New York Times, "Saudi Women Can Now Drive. Overcoming Beliefs on Gender Will Be Harder.," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of right away

1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of right away was in 1749

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