right away

adverb

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
Recent Examples on the Web Elkins was not criminally charged until nearly eight months after the attack, despite having been identified right away by at least one witness. Megan Crepeau, chicagotribune.com, 22 Sep. 2021 If the flames spread and left burns on your body, treat them right away, McKelvey advises. Colleen Murphy, Health.com, 22 Sep. 2021 And while institutional investors tend to hold on to their stake, Boeh said individuals might cash out right away – depressing the company’s value. oregonlive, 22 Sep. 2021 Also, forward Ryan McGregor, who played at AHL Tucson last season, has an upper body injury from prospect development camp and will not be on the ice right away. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 22 Sep. 2021 But the man himself, formal by nature, shrouded by sorrows, and convinced friends come in only one size and shape, can’t make the connection – at least right away. Erin Douglass, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Sep. 2021 But Drudge doesn’t publish his Kathleen Willey tip right away. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 21 Sep. 2021 And the following are some of the key areas where leaders need training right away. Mark Murphy, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 The specific prohibition is on requests that require political capital—the kind that users make right away. Dorie Clark, WSJ, 17 Sep. 2021

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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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25 Sep 2021

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“Right away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right%20away. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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