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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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 Over 1 billion users already have Intel’s HD integrated graphics in their computers, and those gamers can start taking advantage of the new app right away. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Intel's gaming odyssey takes voyage with a slick new Graphics Command Center," 20 Mar. 2019 Clearly the editors who put together that promo did their job, because right away This Is Us Twitter began losing its collective mind, asking: What is going to happen to Kate?! Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Watch the Terrifying New 'This Is Us' Season 3 Promo That Has Fans Freaking Out," 20 Feb. 2019 But the final results won’t be available right away, and knowing who won a particular race — let alone who controls Congress — could take days. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Why it takes so long to get election night results," 6 Nov. 2018 The device wouldn’t be expected to be a big seller right away, according to people familiar with the matter. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "Samsung Plans to Launch Foldable-Screen Phone Early Next Year," 18 July 2018 Steve doesn’t arrive right away which allows Piet and Gladys to gingerly unpack a potent backstory to the upcoming reunion. Marcus Crowder, San Francisco Chronicle, "Athol Fugard’s apartheid drama ‘Lesson From Aloes’ in S.F. just brilliant," 8 June 2018 McCain’s decision to pick her was called into question right away. Laura Mcgann, Vox, "John McCain, Sarah Palin, and the rise of reality TV politics," 26 Aug. 2018 Unfortunately, Nick shut the rumors down right away while at the Grammys red carpet. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About the Jonas Brothers Reunion," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of right away

1749, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2019

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The first known use of right away was in 1749

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